Mar 23, 2021
Published in: Publications Office of the European Union website (2021). doi: 10.2837/64101
Posted on RAND.org on March 23, 2021
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The economic and social harms from serious and organised crime (SOC) are multifaceted and wide-reaching, and span the individual, community and societal level. Appropriate targeting of resources to tackle SOC relies upon accurate information about the extent and nature of the phenomenon. However, the hidden nature of SOC means that measuring its size and scale is inherently challenging. The European Commission, DG Migration and Home Affairs, called for a study 'Mapping the risk of serious and organised crime infiltrating legitimate businesses' to improve the evidence-base in relation to SOC in the EU.