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ECON 2001 -The Underground Economy CRITICAL PATH

UNIT # TOPICS AND EVALUATIONS DATES RESOURCES


(GRADE VALUE %) (Week of)

1 Introduction: Course Objectives and Sept. 8/ Sept. 15 Frank E. Hagan, Organized Crime:
topic of Organized Crime A Problematic Definition, 2013
Defining organized crime www.sagepub.com/upm-
Identifying major data/50750_Hagan_Chapter_13.pdf
crime cartels
Comparing legal with R.T. Naylor, Economic and
illegal enterprises Organized Crime: Challenges for
The drug trade Criminal Justice, Dept. of Justice
The Soviet mafia Canada Research and Statistics
Crime and punishment Division, 2000
http://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/rp-
pr/csj-sjc/jsp-sjp/rp02_12-
dr02_12/rp02_12.pdf

Mark Galeotti, Transnational


Aspects of Russian Organized
Crime, Chatham House, London,
July 17, 2012
http://www.chathamhouse.org/sites/f
iles/chathamhouse/public/Research/
Russia%20and%20Eurasia/170712su
mmary.pdf

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2 Tabacco and Drug Sept. 15/ Sept. 22 Stephen Schneider, Organized
Smuggling Contraband Smuggling and its
Canadas Anti-Smuggling Enforcement in Canada: An
Initiative Assessment of the Anti-Smuggling
Contraband cigarette trade in Initiative, Trends in Organized
Canada Crime/Vol. 6, No. 2, Winter 2000
Taxes and incentives http://web.ebscohost.com.rap.ocls.
Role of organized crime ca/ehost/pdfviewer/pdfviewer?sid
and laundering =2b75fbed-70d4-4bdb-8e49-7b2cd
Drugs across US- c7ebcdc%40sessionmgr104&vid=
Mexico border 2&hid=104
Cocaine cartels
Robert Joe Stout, Do the United
The problem of demand
States and Mexico Really Want
the Drug War To Succeed?,
Monthly Review, Jan. 2012, p
34-44
http://web.ebscohost.com.rap.ocls.
ca/ehost/pdfviewer/pdfviewer?sid
=670f8915-db16-4d83-b093-44eac
498768f%40sessionmgr110&vid=
2&hid=104

Paul Finkelman, War on Drugs:


How Will Domestic Legalisation
Affect International Conflict?, The
Brown Journal of World Affairs,
Volume XX Issue 1 Fall-Winter
2013
http://www.brown.edu/initiatives/jou
rnal-world-affairs/201/war-drugs-
how-will-domestic-legalization-
affect-international-conflict

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3 Guerrilla Organizations Sept. 22/ Sept. 29 Britt Sloan and James Cockayne,
Commerce and crime Terrorism, Crime, and Conflict:
Guerilla political strategy Exploiting the Differences Among
Ideology and illegality Transnational Threats?, Center on
Running a parallel Global Counterterrorism
govt. and economy Cooperation, February 2011
http://globalcenter.org/wp-
The stages of growth
content/uploads/2011/02/BS_polic
Fund raising and ybrief_117.pdf
asset management
The myth of narco- Michael Stohl, Networks,
terrorism terrorists and criminals: the
implications for community
policing, Springer Science +
Business Media, June 17, 2008
http://www.researchgate.net/profil
e/Michael_Stohl/publication/2262
43773_Networks_terrorists_and_c
riminals_the_implications_for_co
mmunity_policing/links/0fcfd50c0
1eae0f178000000.pdf

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4 Illegal Arms Trade Oct 20 R.T. Naylor, The Rise of the
The impact of the Cold Modern Arms Black Market and
War Note: the Fall of Supply-Side Control,
Supply and demand Institute for Security Studies
No Friday class Oct. 6- http://www.issafrica.org/pubs/Book
Fraud and bribery
Fall Study Day s/SocietyUnderSiege1/Naylor.pdf
Markets- new and used
Corruption and
Philip Cook, Wendy Cukier, Keith
clandestine activities Krause, The illicit firearms trade
Financing the deal in North America, Criminology
Regulatory and policy and Criminal Justice, Vol 9(3):pgs
failures 265-286, 2009
http://isites.harvard.edu/fs/docs/icb.
topic1301523.files/Illict%20FireAr
m%20trade%20in%20North%20A
merica.pdf

Rachel Stohl, The Tangled Web of


Illicit Arms Trafficking, Center for
American Progress, 2004
https://www.americanprogress.org/
wp-
content/uploads/kf/TerrorinShadow
s-Stohl.pdf

Test covers Units 1-3; Material


Mid-Term Mid-Term Grade Value (20%) Mid-term Oct. 13
covered is from a combination of
class notes, in-class exercises, and
Course reading list

Feb. 24

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5 Money Laundering Oct.20/ Oct.27 Santosh Ejanthkar, Leepa
The second oldest crime Mohanty, The Growing Threat of
The three stages of Money Laundering, Capgemini,
laundering 2011
Use of the https://www.ca.capgemini.com/res
international ource-file-
banking system access/resource/pdf/The_Growing
_Threat_of_Money_Laundering.p
Carrying the cash
df
Operating under the radar
The financial havens Matt Taibbi, Gangster Bankers:
Religious communes Too Big to Jail, Rolling Stone,
Fraud and foreign February14, 2013
investment http://www.rollingstone.com/politi
The role of regulation cs/news/gangster-bankers-too-big-
to-jail-20130214

Virtually Unregulated:
Countering Vitrual Currency
Money Laundering in the 21st
Century, KPMG, 2014
http://www.kpmg.com/CN/en/Issu
esAndInsights/ArticlesPublication
s/Documents/Virtual-Currency-
Money-Laundering-201410.pdf

6 Canadian Organized Crime Oct.27 / Nov.3 Peter Edwards, Antonio Nicaso,


Vito Rizzuto became a victim
Structure of organized when his oldest son was shot
operations crime in Canada dead, Toronto Star, Feb. 1, 2015
Key criminal activities https://www.thestar.com/news/insig
Cooperation and ht/2015/02/01/vito-rizzuto-became-
competition of criminal a-victim-when-his-eldest-son-was-
groups shot-dead.html
The Canadian Mafia
Peter Edwards, Vito
Rizzuto,Canadas most notorious
mobster, dies suddenly, Toronto
Star,December 23, 2013
https://www.google.ca/url?sa=t&r
ct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&c
d=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahU
KEwj_wayn84HWAhUn1oMKH
QeMCOQQFggoMAA&url=https
%3A%2F%2Fwww.thestar.com%
2Fnews%2Fcanada%2F2013%2F1
2%2F23%2Fvito_rizzuto_canadas
_most_notorious_mobster_dies_in
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7 Product Counterfeiting Nov. 3 Thorsten Staake, Frdric


The market landscape Thiesse, Elgar Fleisch, Business
Five properties of strategies in the counterfeit
counterfeiting market, Journal of Business
Market and economic Research, Volume 65, Issue 5,
dynamics May 2012, Pages 658665
Main product categories http://www.sciencedirect.com/scie
Who are the producers? nce/article/pii/S014829631100103
Policy and counter- measures 2

Dr. Peggy Chaudhry, The Global


Growth of Counterfeit Trade,
Springer.com, Chapter 2, 2009

https://www.google.ca/url?sa=t&rct
=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1
&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CB0QFjA
A&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.spri
nger.com%2Fcda%2Fcontent%2Fdo
cument%2Fcda_downloaddocument
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c1.pdf%3FSGWID%3D0-0-45-
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p174602955&ei=NppjVd_MBcq4gg
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VxgLaS8LjauXxCADcmemf59g&si
g2=6OVqq-COviQcYnqJuWm45

Test 2 Test 2 (20% Value)


Test # 2- Nov.10
Test covers Units 4-6

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8 Following the Money Trail Nov. 17/Nov. 24 Patrick Daley, Civil Asset
Law enforcement and bounty Forfeiture: An Economic Analysis
hunting of Ontario and British Columbia,
Five factors driving Western Journal of Legal Studies,
government policy Volume 5, Issue 3, 2014
Chasing the dollars http://ir.lib.uwo.ca/uwojls/vol5/iss3
/2/
Three premises to the
proceeds-of-crime approach
R.T. Naylor, License to Loot? A
Separating income from Critique of the Follow-the Money
assets Methods in Crime Control Policy,
Measuring the impact: Macro Social Justice Vol. 28, No. 3, 2001
vs. Micro http://www.socialjusticejournal.org/
The issues with U.S. archive/85_28_3/85_15Naylor.pdf
legislation
John G. Malcolm, Civil Asset
Forfeiture: Good Intentions Gone
Awry and the Need for Reform,
The Heritage Foundation, April 20,
2015
http://www.heritage.org/research/re
ports/2015/04/civil-asset-forfeiture-
good-intentions-gone-awry-and-
the-need-for-reform
RESEARCH Due Nov.24
RESEARCH REPORT This is to be done on an
REPORT 11:59pm
(30% value) individual basis and submitted
electronically via Blackboard
under the Assignment tab

Mar. 30

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9 al Qaeda and post 9-11 Nov.24/ Dec. 1 Mark S. Hamm, The USA Patriot
U.S. policy and the problems Act and the Politics of Fear,
with conventional wisdom Cultural Criminology Unleashed,
Osama bin Laden 2004, pp287-300
al-Qaeda: facts and myths http://www1.indstate.edu/ccj/crinst/h
The war on terror dollars amm.pdf
Blood and conflict diamonds
Celina B. Realuyo, Following the
Charitable donations and Terrorist Money Trail, The
short-sellers International Relations and Security
Post 9/11 and the Patriot Act Network, Spring 2011
http://mercury.ethz.ch/serviceengine
/Files/ISN/151086/ichaptersection_s
ingledocument/e5d8847c-d309-4ffa-
b1f8-
4313416a60b7/en/Following_Terror
ist_Money_Trail.pdf

Bill C-51, Anti-terrorism Act, 2015,


The Canadian Bar Association,
March 2015
http://www.cba.org/cba/submissions/
pdf/15-15-eng.pdf
Final Exam Final Exam:
In-Class (30% Grade Value)
Dec. 8 The Final Exam is cumulative
however 75% of the questions will
relate to material covered after the
second test

Student Evaluations
Apr. 20
Test 1 20%
Test 2 20%
Research report 30%
Final exam 30%
Total 100%

In order to be successful in this course, students must complete all tests, exams, essays and/or
assignments and achieve a passing grade of 50%.

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