Organized Crime in the Time of Corona
The fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic is having profound impacts on society and the economy, and it will also influence and shape organized crime and illicit markets.
What seems clear, however, is that the pandemic has reduced some organized-criminal activities while simultaneously providing opportunities for new ones, and these changes in the organized-criminal economy could have long-term consequences.
The paper published by the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime provides various examples from around the world of how organized crime is coping and ultimately exploiting the COVID-19 nightmare.
Read and download the policy brief: Crime and Contagion: The impact of a pandemic on organized crime