Organised crime and IT

Criminology and victimology / Organized crime

Organised crime and IT

Empirical results of the fifth round of the Dutch Organised Crime Monitor (full text only available in Dutch)


This study provides empirical insight into how organised crime uses IT and how it affects criminal operations. The focus is not on cybercrime alone. Instead the use of IT and its consequences is explored in a broad range of types of organised crime, i.e. from ‘traditional ’types of organised crime such as offline drug smuggling to cybercrime.
The following research question will be addressed: How do organised crime groups use IT and how does this use change the ways in which they operate?
The research question is divided into three subthemes:
- the use of IT in relation to the processes of origin and growth of organised crime groups;
- the use of IT in relation to the logistics chain of criminal processes;
- the use of IT in relation to handling criminal money flows.

Publication data

Kruisbergen, E.W., Leukfeldt, E.R., kleemans, E.R., Roks, R.A., Kouwenberg, R.J. (ass.), Nabi, S.S. (ass.), Fiorito, T. (ass.), Ruitenburg, T. van (ass.)
WODC, Erasmus university Rotterdam - School of Law, VU Amsterdam, Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement (NSCR)
Place of publication:
The Hague
Year of publication:
Cahiers 2018-08

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