Countries undergoing major social and legal transitions typically experience a light, but relatively insignificant, increase in crime. However, in the past decade, many transitional countries in Eastern Europe, and Russia in particular, have experienced a surge in criminal activities that came about through the collaboration of diverse playersasuch as criminals, state officials, businesspersons, and law enforcementainto organized networks aimed to obtain financial and economic gains.For example, according to the Russian Department of Motor Vehicles, in 1995 alone there were about 400 daily registered cases of ... The most attractive mid- priced cars for thieves were the Toyota Corolla, Mitsubishi Lancer, Ford Focus, Mercedes, Mazda 6, and VAZ models. ... asomething ephemerala small enterprises in Moscow that are engaged in cashing in funds, converting currency, and wiring it toanbsp;...
|Title||:||Russian Organized Corruption Networks and their International Trajectories|
|Author||:||Serguei Cheloukhine, M.R. Haberfeld|
|Publisher||:||Springer Science & Business Media - 2011-03-29|