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Title: Migration, transnational crime and terrorism : exploring the nexus in Europe and southeast Asia
Authors: Franco, Joseph
Sumpter, Cameron
Keywords: Crime-Terror Nexus
Organised Crime
Social sciences::Political science
Issue Date: 2018
Source: Sumpter, C. & Franco, J. (2018). Migration, transnational crime and terrorism : exploring the nexus in Europe and southeast Asia. Perspectives on Terrorism, 12(5), 36-50.
Series/Report no.: Perspectives on Terrorism
Abstract: Theories of a crime-terror nexus are well established in the literature. Often conceptualised along a continuum, relationships between organisations range from contracting services and the appropriation of tactics, to complete mergers or even role changes. Recent irregular migrant movements have added to the nexus, providing financial opportunities to criminal enterprises and creating grievances and heated debate that has fuelled the anger of ideological groups. In Europe, terrorist organisations have worked with and sometimes emulated organised crime syndicates through involvement in the trafficking of drugs, people, weapons and antiquities. In Southeast Asia, conflict areas provide the backdrop for cross-border drug trafficking and kidnap-for-ransom activities, while extremist groups both commit crimes for profit and target criminals for recruitment.
Rights: Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
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