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Council of Europe
Founded in 1949, the Council of Europe seeks to develop throughout Europe common and democratic principles based on the European Convention on Human Rights and other reference texts on the protection of individuals. The Council ha...
World Customs Organization
The World Customs Organization (WCO) is the only intergovernmental organization exclusively focused on Customs matters. With its worldwide membership, the WCO is now recognized as the voice of the global Customs community. It is p...

News Releases

Mexican crime reporter abducted and slain in Durango State
2009-11-04
Committee to Protect Journalists
Crime reporter Bladimir Antuna García was found murdered Monday night, according local news reports, after reportedly being abducted from a street in the Mexican city of Durango that morning.
"Muscling in on the media" – a Reporters Without Borders look at organized crime
2011-03-01
Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders has released a thematic report on what is now the single biggest threat to media freedom – organized crime.
Shock and Outrage at Murder of Senior Journalist in Mumbai
2011-06-15
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) is shocked and outraged at the daylight murder of Jyotirmoy Dey, senior journalist and special investigations editor with the afternoon daily Midday, ...
WAZ-IFJ Prize for Courage in Journalism Goes to a Team of Hungarian Authors
2010-12-07
International Federation of Journalists
The WAZ Media Group and the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) will present the team of Hungarian authors József Gelei (50) and László Murányi (54) the "WAZ-IFJ Prize for Courage in Journal...

Sources Select Resources

Banks Are "Where the Money Is" In The Drug War
Big Lenders Face Few Hard Consequences for Violating Anti-Money Laundering Laws
Conroy, Bill
Article
2012
NarcoNews
Man of the largest banks in the world have been accused of failing to comply with anti-money laundering laws — thereby enabling, collectively, hundreds of billions of dollars worth of suspicious trans...
Beyond Panama: Unlocking the world's secrecy jurisdictions
Article
2016
International consortium of Investigative Journalists
The 21 jurisdictions covered by the Panama Papers data vary from the rolling hills of Wyoming to tropical getaways like the British Virgin Islands. But all have at least one thing in common - secrecy ...
Biggest criminals write laws that make their crimes legal
Segnini, Giannina
Article
2013
ICIJ
Giannina Segnini discusses her bribery investigations that helped put two former presidents of Costa Rica in jail, and offers advice to aspiring investigative journalists.
Black Hand (extortion)
Wikipedia article
Article
Black Hand (Italian: Mano Nera) was a type of extortion racket. It was a method of extortion, not a criminal organization as such, though gangsters of Camorra and the Mafia practiced it. The roots of ...
Drug War Winners and Losers
Young, Kevin
Article
2015
Against the Current
A review of Dawn Paley's book "Drug War Capitalism."
How Australian bank financed the heroin trade
Rainford, John
Article
2013
Green Left
Mexican crime reporter abducted and slain in Durango State
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Committee to Protect Journalists
Crime reporter Bladimir Antuna García was found murdered Monday night, according local news reports, after reportedly being abducted from a street in the Mexican city of Durango that morning.
Mexico's war on drugs is one big lie
Vulliamy, Ed
Article
2013
Guardian Weekly
Anabel Hernández, journalist and author, accuses the Mexican state of complicity with the cartels, and says the 'war on drugs' is a sham. She's had headless animals left at her door and her family hav...
New website to assist crime and corruption investigations
Williams, Margot
Article
2013
ICIJ
For journalists and civil society researchers seeking information to help expose organized crime and corruption across borders, there’s a new “Ghostbusters” to call on for assistance.The Investigative...
Organized Crime: Muscling in on the media
Inquiry Report
Article
2011
Reporters Without Borders
A total of 141 journalists were killed during the decade of the 2000s for daring to denounce the influence of criminal gangs and their parallel economy. Since the end of the Cold War, the media’s lead...
The Police and Court System: Neoliberal America's Tax Collectors
Platt, Brian
Article
2015
CounterPunch
The criminal justice system has increasingly become the preferred way to fund city governments in the modern neoliberal nightmare that is the United States. The police target the poor for petty infrac...
Profit by Fiat
Bichler, Shimshon; Nitzan, Johnathan
Article
2012
Dissident Voice
The current bond rigging scandal, in which banks colluded to rig bids on municipal bonds, was a scam that the banks learned from the mafia, who in turn learned it from the Rockfellers and tehri partne...
Swiss Leaks: Murky Cash Sheltered by Bank Secrecy
Article
2015
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
HSBC Private Bank (Suisse) offered services to clients who had been unfavourably named by the United Nations, in court documents and in the media as connected to arms trafficking, blood diamonds and b...
Too Big to Jail
Not Too Big to Resist
DeWalt, Dan
Article
2013
Counterpunch
US rich evade punishment while the poor are criminalized in the two-tier justice system.
U.S. Elites
The Original Gangsters
Alexandrov, Nick
Article
2016
Counter Punch
Donald Trump is at home in the underworld. Tom Robbins writes that the de facto GOP nominee "has encountered a steady stream of mob-tainted offers that he apparently couldn't refuse" in his decades in...
WAZ-IFJ Prize for Courage in Journalism Goes to a Team of Hungarian Authors
Sources News Release
Article
2010
International Federation of Journalists
The WAZ Media Group and the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) will present the team of Hungarian authors József Gelei (50) and László Murányi (54) the "WAZ-IFJ Prize for Courage in Journal...
Why Not Jail for Corporate Criminals?
When Regulation Fails to Restrain Corporate Villainy
Mokhiber, Russell
Article
2014
CounterPunch
It's time to focus on corporate criminal prosecution. Get rid of deferred and non prosecution agreements. Criminally charge corporations and their top executives.

Sources Bookshelf

Why Not Jail?
Industrial Catastrophes, Corporate Malfeasance, and Government Inaction
Steinzor, Rena
Book
2014
Analyzes five industrial catastrophes that have killed or sickened consumers and workers or caused irrevocable harm to the environment. Steinzor recommends innovative interpretations of existing laws ...

Government Ministries & Agencies

Justice & Attorney General of Canada
The Department of Justice provides advice and services to federal departments and conducts, as the Attorney General of Canada, litigation on their behalf. The department also has general responsibilit...
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
The RCMP works with communities to ensure the safety of Canadians. It enforces federal laws, provides contract policing to most provinces, many municipalities and First Nations communities. The RCMP p...


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