brill.nl/eccl © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2010 DOI: 10.1163/187119110X12574292500626 Introduction of the New York Double Strategy to Control Organised Crime in the Netherlands and the European Union Cyrille Fijnaut Faculty of Law, Tilburg University, Tilburg, The Netherlands 1. Introduction The question of the value of the criminal law is highly relevant at the moment, not only as regards tackling problems of public safety but also to tackling issues of organised crime and terrorism. In fact, the question that often arises is whether other measures – administrative, private law, or taxation measures – would not be more effective and efficient than enforcement via the criminal law? I have already attempted to answer that question elsewhere as regards controlling the problems caused by terrorism. 1 My conclusion was that the primordial role of criminal law enforcement in effectively tackling these problems is generally – and wrongly – ignored in the Netherlands. Here, I wish to focus on the role of the criminal law in controlling the problems associated with organised crime. In particular, I wish to defend the proposition that although administrative measures are extremely important for combating organised crime in the long term, they still do not constitute an
European Journal of Crime, Criminal Law and Criminal Justice – Brill
Published: Jan 1, 2010
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