Criminological Aspects of Organized Crime in Albania


  • Jonida Hyka Skëndaj


The purpose of this paper is to bring an overview of criminological aspects of organized crime in Albania, provide key characteristics, trends, an analysis of the most prevalent activities of Albanian criminal groups, statistical data for the period 2002-2009 and preventive measures of organized crime. Organized crime is a form of manifestation of criminality and perhaps his particular form. It is a phenomenon that conveys haw fear and wonderment for the mode of functioning and in the same time evokes attraction for mysteries and special way of understanding. Finally, organized crime is an international crime and global concern where detection and combating organized crime requires cooperation and joint operations between countries based on strong penal policies which enable the detection, investigation, proceeding, punishement of its various forms. Specifically bodies such as the police, prosecution and courts of a country should coordinate work with neighboring or regional bodies such as a rapid exchange of information in order to provide data on criminal groups, their activities, modes of action and tools that they use for their hitting.

DOI: 10.5901/ajis.2014.v3n3p478


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Criminological Aspects of Organized Crime in Albania. (2014). Academic Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, 3(3), 478.