Making crime pay – the development role of gangsters

  • 2013•10•25     Integrated Regional Information Networks (IRIN)

    Excerpt from the IRIN article:

    At a recent conference of the Global Initiative on Transnational Organized Crime, held in New York on 19 September, UN University head of office James Cockayne spoke about situations where working with criminals could pay off. In some fragile states and communities, criminal groups often have more legitimacy than state authorities, since they are often better able to deliver goods and services to people, he argued.