Chapter 8: Information flows and repressive enforcement
In this chapter first the forms and functions of the prosecution services are explored and how these impact the effective repression of money laundering. Then this information flow theory is used to construct a measure of effective communication between the law enforcement agencies involved in the repression of money laundering and show that countries with a higher value information flow have more prosecutions and convictions for money laundering. Finally, this information flow index is used to construct a measure of criminal repression across the EU and discuss several ways to improve country information flows in the hope to decrease criminal incentives to commit money laundering.
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