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Criminal organizations and resilience

Ayling, Julie


Criminal organizations inhabit dynamic environments where the pressures of competition and state opposition constantly challenge their existence. To survive and prosper, they must be resilient. Little has been written about the concept of resilience in the context of illicit organizations. This article explores possible sources of resilience for criminal organizations, focusing on institutionalised gangs. Drawing on ecological and organizational literature, resilience is defined as the capacity...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of Law, Crime and Justice
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijlcj.2009.10.003


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