Fourth Queen Mary – Renmin Criminal Justice Conference: Transnational Crime London. 1 December 2016 - 2 December 2016 Keynote Address

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Rudi Fortson

Queen Mary University of London

Date Written: December 16, 2016

Abstract

In policy-making and academic literature alike, there is a tendency to dwell on problems associated with so-called “organised crime” and then to use that protean descriptor as the centrepiece for developing policy and international action in respect of cross-border crimes.

This paper suggests that the exercise of seeking to define the expression “organised crime” is a waste of time because a workable definition will always be elusive. Furthermore, dwelling on the notion of “organised crime” is misplaced and misconceived. The focus need only be on the commission of “crime” – whether committed domestically or transnationally.

This paper is a copy of the keynote address delivered by Rudi Fortson QC, barrister at 25 Bedford Row and visiting professor of law at Queen Mary University of London, at the 4th Annual Renmin – Queen Mary Criminal Justice Conference: Transnational Crime on 1st December 2016.

Suggested Citation

Fortson, Rudi, Fourth Queen Mary – Renmin Criminal Justice Conference: Transnational Crime London. 1 December 2016 - 2 December 2016 Keynote Address (December 16, 2016). Queen Mary School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 250/2016, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2886388

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