Informal Value Transfer Systems and Criminal Activities

Crime and delinquency / Informal economy

Informal Value Transfer Systems and Criminal Activities

Summary

Having offered a more precise definition of the practices and issues involved in what is indiscriminately called underground banking, as well as a brief look at the origin of the practices in question, this report outlines the findings of a parallel study, discusses the prevalent modus operandi, incorporates the findings of a wider IVTS research, examines the factors contributing to IVTS continued popularity and concludes with a summary of the findings and policy implications.

Index

  1. Introduction
  2. Results of the WODC-study
  3. The mechanics of IVTS
  4. Conclusion and policy implications

References

Publication data

Author(s):
Passas, N.
Organization(s):
WODC
Place of publication:
The Hague
Publisher:
WODC
Year of publication:
2005
Series:
Cahiers 2005-01

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