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A REVIEW OF CORRUPTION AND ORGANIZED CRIME IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
Malmö University, Faculty of Health and Society (HS).
2020 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Background: The infiltration of the construction industry has been central for the emergence and expansion of organized crime internationally. Sweden is a country in transition, with the sharpest turn towards economic inequality in Western Europe in recent decades. A concern for a society in transition is the emergence of organized crime. Aims and method: This study aims to contribute to the knowledge of the emergence of organized crime, and provides a comprehensive literature review on the function of corruption in the organized crime infiltration of the construction industry. Results: Corruption was identified in the enforcement of cartels and the organization of unregistered labor. Organized crime targeted unions, politicians and administrators in urban planning, as well as the courts, the elections and the military. Conclusions: Organized crime groups were shown to exploit both regulation and its absence to expand their profits and power. Factors related to the emergence of organized crime included structural and cultural incentives for corruption, transition economies, discretionary power, and the question of agency. The findings were compared to the question of organized crime in a Swedish context and its involvement in the construction industry.

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Malmö universitet/Hälsa och samhälle , 2020. , p. 26
Keywords [en]
cartelization, collusion, construction industry, corruption, organized crime
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Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-24687Local ID: 32569OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mau-24687DiVA, id: diva2:1486107
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HS Criminology
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Available from: 2020-11-02 Created: 2020-11-02Bibliographically approved

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