Criminal Finance, The Political Economy of Money Laundering in a Comparative Legal Context

Criminal Finance, The Political Economy of Money Laundering in a Comparative Legal Context


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Like it or not, money launderers are major players in the world's economy. Their strategies constrain national economic policies and undermine financial institutions. With the advent of secure transfer technologies, and with the help of modern financial theories of derivatives and leverage, money laundering has become a significant structural component in contemporary geopolitics. This penetrating and thorough analysis focuses on control: how the problem is handled by legislation and regulatory and law enforcement agencies (particularly in the US and the EU), what the daunting challenges are that must be faced, what more can be attempted.

In the course of developing in-depth consideration of the numerous intertwining issues that arise, the author uncovers a wealth of precise detail about what we know and what we can reasonably surmise about patterns of money laundering activity.

Relevant matters covered include:

  • the internal measuring and monitoring systems used by financial institutions;
  • methodologies in use or in development to measure the extent of money laundering;
  • the role of money laundering in the "informal economy"; and
  • the global rise of new criminal organisations.
  • Product Details

    ISBN-13: 9789041198648
    Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
    Publication date: 06/01/1989
    Series: Studies in Comparative Corporate and Financial Law , #15
    Pages: 514
    Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.13(d)

    Table of Contents

    • Introduction
    • The Politics of Money Laundering
    • The Economics of Money Laundering
    • The Jurisprudence of Money Laundering
    • European Law
    • American Law
    • Soft Law and Offshore Financial Centres
    • Financial Institutions and Money Laundering
    • Government Regulation and Money Laundering
    • Law Enforcement and Money Laundering
    • Conclusion
    • Bibliography

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    Dr Hinterseer presents a comprehensive and thorough review of the world of global criminal finance, including the activities of organised crime syndicates, the developing world dictatorships, and the international terrorist networks. As a solicitor, he is able to assess the legislation and matrix of international treaties devised to deal with criminal finance and related financial crises, including the recent reaction to the terrorist events in the US and the New Basle Accord. A highly recommended book for anyone involved or interested in these areas.