27 Sep 2017

Africa’s changing place in the global criminal economy

This report is a broad overview of Africa’s multiple and changing connections to global criminal markets.

Over the past two decades Africa’s role in the global criminal economy has shifted. The impact of organised crime is widespread and growing, yet it is little understood. In this report, the ENACT project focuses on understanding organised crime in Africa by examining wider trends in the global criminal economy.

About the author

Mark Shaw is director of the Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime and senior visiting fellow at the London School of Economics International Drug Policy Project. He was until recently National Research Foundation Professor of Justice and Security at the University of Cape Town’s Centre of Criminology, where he is now an adjunct professor. He formally worked in several capacities at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.

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