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De globalisering van ondernemingscriminaliteit: casestudy van de handel in Liberiaans conflicthout

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Together with the globalization of markets corporate crime has crossed the borders of the western world with sometimes bad implications for the people in non-western countries. The study of cases of corporate crimes committed by transnational companies in non-western countries forces criminologists to put the concepts and aetiology that have emerged from the short history of organisational criminology under revision and forces them to think about new questions: what about legal but harmful activities in a corrupt political environment? Who are the perpetrators? How to punish in complex transnational cases? The logging and trading of conflict timber in Liberia provides an excellent case against which these questions can be addressed. Besides the fact that the transnational logging industry has created an environmental disaster in Liberia, the case provides a perfect illustration of the complexity of transnational corporate crime: logging and trading conflict timber involves a whole range of responsible actors in Liberia and in western countries; remarkable forms of cooperation between public and private actors are implicated; and different types of crimes are tied up and strengthen each other. Nevertheless, the case shows that the international community has a number of important yet insufficient instruments at its disposal that may be able to contain corporate crime in non-western countries.
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state-corporate crime, Liberia, illegale houthandel

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De Rycke, Kristina, and Gudrun Vande Walle. “De Globalisering Van Ondernemingscriminaliteit: Casestudy Van De Handel in Liberiaans Conflicthout.” De Criminologische Kant Van Het Ondernemen. Ed. Gudrun Vande Walle & Patrick Van Calster. Den Haag, Nederland: Boom Juridische Uitgevers, 2009. 53–66. Print.
APA
De Rycke, K., & Vande Walle, G. (2009). De globalisering van ondernemingscriminaliteit: casestudy van de handel in Liberiaans conflicthout. In G. Vande Walle & P. Van Calster (Eds.), De criminologische kant van het ondernemen (pp. 53–66). Den Haag, Nederland: Boom Juridische Uitgevers.
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De Rycke, Kristina, and Gudrun Vande Walle. 2009. “De Globalisering Van Ondernemingscriminaliteit: Casestudy Van De Handel in Liberiaans Conflicthout.” In De Criminologische Kant Van Het Ondernemen, ed. Gudrun Vande Walle and Patrick Van Calster, 53–66. Den Haag, Nederland: Boom Juridische Uitgevers.
Chicago author-date (all authors)
De Rycke, Kristina, and Gudrun Vande Walle. 2009. “De Globalisering Van Ondernemingscriminaliteit: Casestudy Van De Handel in Liberiaans Conflicthout.” In De Criminologische Kant Van Het Ondernemen, ed. Gudrun Vande Walle and Patrick Van Calster, 53–66. Den Haag, Nederland: Boom Juridische Uitgevers.
Vancouver
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De Rycke K, Vande Walle G. De globalisering van ondernemingscriminaliteit: casestudy van de handel in Liberiaans conflicthout. In: Vande Walle G, Van Calster P, editors. De criminologische kant van het ondernemen. Den Haag, Nederland: Boom Juridische Uitgevers; 2009. p. 53–66.
IEEE
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K. De Rycke and G. Vande Walle, “De globalisering van ondernemingscriminaliteit: casestudy van de handel in Liberiaans conflicthout,” in De criminologische kant van het ondernemen, G. Vande Walle and P. Van Calster, Eds. Den Haag, Nederland: Boom Juridische Uitgevers, 2009, pp. 53–66.
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  author       = {De Rycke, Kristina and Vande Walle, Gudrun},
  booktitle    = {De criminologische kant van het ondernemen},
  editor       = {Vande Walle, Gudrun and Van Calster, Patrick},
  isbn         = {9789089740557},
  keywords     = {state-corporate crime,Liberia,illegale houthandel},
  language     = {dut},
  pages        = {53--66},
  publisher    = {Boom Juridische Uitgevers},
  series       = {Het Groene Gras},
  title        = {De globalisering van ondernemingscriminaliteit: casestudy van de handel in Liberiaans conflicthout},
  year         = {2009},
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