Crime&tech, the spin-off company of the Università Cattolica – Transcrime, hosts in Largo Gemelli, 1 the 2nd day of ECR Community Shrink & OSA Group Meeting. During the conference, organized by Crime&tech in collaboration with ECR, Laboratorio per la sicurezza and Checkpoint, speakers will be discussing the risks of the retail sector.
Marco Dugato (Crime&tech) will talk about predictive analysis to tackle shrink and manage risk; Michele Riccardi (Crime&tech) will discuss the prevention of organized crime infiltration in the retail sector.
Representatives of academia, institutions, and private sector will talk about money laundering and corruption risk assessment. We will talk about some preliminary results of an in-depth analysis on the actual owners in Italy will be previewed and some strategies to prevent infiltration into the legal economy and corruption in public procurement will be discussed. Info and Reservations: https://www.bvdinfo.com/it-it/useful-links/chi-siamo/eventi/analisi,-valutazione-e-gestione-del-rischio-ricicl
Crime&tech is partner of UNICRI - United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute - to develop a synthetic indicator of counterfeiting risk across Italian areas. The project, funded by the Italian Ministry for Economic Development (MISE), builds on UNICRI’s study of counterfeiting and on Crime&tech’s expertise in elaborating risk indicators. The counterfeiting indicator combines different risk factors, grouped in threats and vulnerabiltiies, operationalized in a range of variables originating from different sources: administrative statistics, data on seizures of counterfeit products and goods, presence of vulnerability factors such as ports, airports, public spaces and on the criminal groups active in counterfeit production and trade.
Crime&tech has been asked by the Regione Lazio to carry out a mapping of organised crime infiltration in legitimate businesses. The analysis relies on information from various sources: statistics on seized and confiscated companies, report by law enforcement agencies and public prosecutors, judicial files and other open sources, all elaborated with both a quantitative and qualitative approach. The result will be a detailed map of infiltration risks, with details on the most exposed economic sectors and territories, on the most active criminal groups and on the most frequent strategies to control and manage infiltrated businesses. A crucial instrument to support and orient the activity of the public administration and of public investigators. The report will be presented in the next weeks.
The second video shows how indicators work and who could be interested in using them.
The indicators allow to identify those suppliers and customers at higher risk and on which enhanced due diligence is necessary.
In the next weeks we will present the other Crime&tech indicators.
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During the Security for Retail Forum 2017, Marco Dugato gives a speech on “Analizzare, prevedere e prevenire i reati nel settore Retail”. Here is the full agenda.
A number of videos to present Crime&tech risk indicators. And to show how they work and who could use them. Our first video talks about OCI-T, OCI-S and IPM: indicators which measure organised crime infiltration in the Italian economy across territories (municipalities, provinces, regions) and business sectors. Next videos will show you how to use them (click here for more information about our risk indicators). And we will present also the other Crime&tech indicators. Follow us on our website, on Twitter, LinkedIn and Vimeo.
Michele Riccardi participates to the global conference of the TAPA (Transported Asset Protection Association) showing how to assess the risk of organised crime infiltration in the transportation industry and in the supply chain.
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The key objective of this study is the estimation of illicit cut tobacco consumption, with a specific topic on Bulk tobacco, in 15 countries in Europe. The report depicts a comprehensive picture of this issue and highlights the similarities and the connections among the countries analysed.
The countries covered by this study are Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Kosovo, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
Here is the Full Report
Here is the Executive Summary
Here is the Methodological Appendix
The activity of Crime&tech builds on the expertise of Transcrime in studying criminal phenomena. Starting from the research on organised crime infiltration in the legal economy, we have developed a set of risk indicators at territory and sectorial level. They can be used by policy-makers, LEAs, FIUs and obliged entities to better assess and identify the risks of money laundering, corruption and criminal infiltration. Now all this research has been grouped in a new book by Routledge.
Here is the review of the book by Rob Wainwright, Director of Europol: "This book reflects the important findings of cutting-edge research. It demonstrates the frightening scale of organised crime investment in the legitimate economy, and the negative effects of this phenomenon. Tracing and recovering the proceeds of crime remains a major strategic challenge for law enforcement agencies across Europe, so this publication is as timely as it is important".
The results of project MONITOR-Monitoraggio dell’economia locale per prevenire l’infiltrazione della criminalità organizzata have been presented today in Crotone, during the conference “#RestartSud, impresa possibile”. The study has been carried out by Crime&tech, the spin-off company of the Università Cattolica, for the Chamber of Commerce of Crotone and for the Chamber of Commerce of Vibo Valentia. The project has developed some tools to identify the most vulnerable areas and business sectors. Furthermore, the study has realized a set of risk indicators (at contextual level, at governance and ownership level, at economic and financial level) to help public administration bodies and law enforcement tackle organised crime. Here are the full report, the press release, the executive summary and the methodological annex. The the full report, the executive summary and the methodolofical annex (Vibo Valentia). [All these documents are in Italian]
Crime&tech works with the Chambers of Commerce of Crotone and Vibo Valentia to prevent the infiltration of organised crime in the legal economy. Project MONITOR aims at providing tools to identify the most vulnerable areas and the business sectors. In particular the project is developing a set of risk indicators (at contextual level, at governance and ownership level, at economic and financial level) to ease the interventions of public administration bodies and investigations by law enforcement. The results of the project will be presented in a public conference on 13rd September in Crotone and (dates to be confirmed) Vibo Valentia.
La Repubblica has published in a recent article the results of our risk indicators: http://goo.gl/kExoqV
Crime&tech has developed 9 indicators to provide a synthetic measure of a variety of criminal risks: OCI-T and OCI-S measure the level of infiltration of organised crime across territories and business sectors of the Italian legitimate economy, and are also distributed through Bureau van Dijk databases; VCI-T measures violent crime (e.g. intentional homicides, sexual violence, assaults, kidnapping); CAP-T measures crime against property and it is composed of five sub-indicators: CAP-HOUSE (crime against private houses), CAP-STREET (street crimes), CAP-VEHICLE (crime against vehicles), CAP-TRANSPORT (crime against transport) e CAP-BUSINESS (crime against commercial businesses).
“The indicators – explains Ernesto Savona, president of Crime&tech and director of Transcrime of the Università Cattolica –-have been created following a methodology developed in previous Transcrime research. They are periodically updated combining, through different statistical techniques, information gathered from various data sources (e.g. administrative statistics, judicial files, official reports)”.
The indicators can be purchased and accessed directly, upon subscription, through the restricted area of our website (see here an example).
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The risk indicators of organised crime infiltration in the legitimate economy, developed by Crime&tech and distributed by Bureau van Dijk, will be presented during the 4th Salone Antiriciclaggio.
OCI-T, measures the level of infiltration of organised crime groups in Italian regions and provinces; while OCI-S measures the level of infiltration across the business sectors of the legitimate economy (NACE classification, up to 3-digits).
The indicators condense information gathered from different data sources (e.g. administrative statistics, judicial files, official reports) in a standardized value and can be used for many purposes: anti-money laundering, anti-corruption, monitoring suppliers, reputational risk control. They are distributed by Crime&tech also through Bureau van Dijk’s AIDA database, so it can be analyzed and combined with other business and financial information.
OCI-T and OCI-S are the first of a series of indicators made available shortly by Crime&tech, that will measure different types of criminal risk (eg. violent crimes, crimes against property, crimes against transport). For more information see the page Products & Services of our website.
Also Crime&tech contributed to the latest Australian Crime Commission (ACC) report entitled 'Costs of Serious and Organised Crime in Australia' and presented today, 18th December, by the Australian Minister of Justice, Michael Keenan.
Crime&tech was chosen by Australian Crime Commission to support the development of a methodology and the analysis of the data in the availability of the ACC team for measuring the costs of organised crime in the country. The project is the first national assessment in this field in Australia, and one of the first estimates of organised crime costs at international level.
According to ACC estimates, the negative impact of SOC amounts to about 36 billions AUD per year, which could be distinguished depending on the type of offence and the nature of the consequences produced.
This study is crucial to assist the government and other public institutions in identifying the areas suffering the greatest impact of organised crime, and planning more precisely future policies and interventions in this field. Furthermore, it is a methodological milestone for other countries and governments interested in conducting similar assessments.
Crime&tech is the spin-off company of the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore stemming from the research experience of Transcrime – Joint Research Center on Transnational Crime (www.transcrime.it).
Crime&tech srl was founded in the spring of 2015 by Prof. Ernesto Ugo Savona, director of Transcrime, and other senior researchers of the centre. Crime&tech translates Transcrime’s research, carried out at national and international level, into models, tools and applications for private companies and public institutions. It offers customised products and services to assess and prevent various crime and security risks, from organised crime to fraud, from thefts to robberies.
Crime&tech, together with Università Cattolica, manages the virtual community hosted by the Open Innovation platform of Regione Lombardia dedicated to the security of cargo transports.
The Community has been sponsored by Regione Lombardia and supported by Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Bristol Myers Squibb, ALHA Group, Bureau van Dijk and other members of TAPA – Transported Asset Protection Association.
The Community is the ideal place where to collect the needs of public and private actors operating in the security of transports and where to promote ideas, technologies and business initiatives to improve the prevention of thefts, robberies and criminal infiltration against logistics and transportation.
Participating in the Community is free. Guidelines for registration can be downloaded here.
Crime&tech collects information from several sources, relying on the latest data crawling and data mining developments. It organises, elaborates and condenses these data into risk models, indicators and maps ready to be used by private companies or public institutions.
Crime&tech relies on Transcrime knowledge of the main national and international data sources in the field of crime and security (e.g. official statistics, judiciary files, institutional and police reports, media and open sources). It benefits from Transcrime expertise in processing and organising such information. It adopts the most advanced techniques of quantitative and qualitative analysis, including spatial and social network analysis.
All Crime&tech products and services (e.g. datasets, risk indicators, infographics and interactive maps) are fully customizable for and by the client, bringing research closer to the industry needs.