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Research Handbook on Money Laundering

Research Handbook on Money Laundering

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Edited by Brigitte Unger and Daan van der Linde

Although the practice of disguising the illicit origins of money dates back thousands of years, the concept of money laundering as a multidisciplinary topic with social, economic, political and regulatory implications has only gained prominence since the 1980s. This groundbreaking volume offers original, state-of-the-art research on the current money laundering debate and provides insightful predictions and recommendations for future developments in the field.

Chapter 33: The role of information for successful AML policy

Ioana Deleanu

Subjects: economics and finance, economic crime and corruption, law - academic, corruption and economic crime, politics and public policy, terrorism and security


In order to effectively fight money laundering governments need to be able to distinguish healthy financial transactions from those transactions that hide a profitable criminal activity. Financial intelligence is therefore crucial for the law enforcement authorities. Financial intelligence is the result of an information collection and analysis process. We make use of information flow theories to analyze the process of intelligence gathering in the current AML frameworks. Further, we discuss several changes that could increase the efficiency of these information flow systems.

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