Australian Left Review

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Organised crime: changing practices, markets and relations


David Brown


David Brown enters into the complex debate on "organised crime" and "corruption". He discusses the question of definition; analyses the various pre-conditions of organised crime networks; looks at the role of the media in constructing news; points out the dangers associated with the tendency in the current debate to reduce everything that happens to an effect of corruption; and finally stresses the need to change practices and relations rather than merely expose individuals.