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Policing the Economic Transition in Serbia - Assessment of the Serbian Police Service's Capacities to Fight Economic Crime

Category
Publication
Type
Research paper
Subject
Policing

Description

This report provides an assessment of the Serbian police service's capacity to fight economic crime. The authors addressed a number of recommendations to the Serbian authorities and to other relevant international actors.

Subject
Policing
Type
Research paper
Region
South-Eastern Europe
Keywords
economic crime

Summary

This research was undertaken in an attempt to assess the Serbian police capacities to fight economic crime. In Serbia during 2004, cases of economic crime comprised 12% of all cases investigated by the Serbian police. It is estimated, however, that the property damage it causes counts for more than 60% of all property damage caused by all forms of crime combined. Economic criminals take advantage of the instability of Serbia's political and economic institutions during the transition to a democracy and market economy.

Serbia's legislation does not always meet modern legal standards for combating economic crime. While legislation regulating this area has gradually improved, it is necessary that all standards of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) are met and that all new forms of economic crime have corresponding punishments in the forthcoming Criminal Code.

The authors addressed a number of recommendations to the Serbian authorities and to other relevant international actors.

Information

Added on
01 Feb 2005
Origin
OSCE Mission to Serbia
Region
Serbia
Keywords
economic crime
Rights
OSCE