A-CAPP Center Report
Illicit Trade: Exploring the Interconnection of Illicit Trade in Firearms, Tobacco, and Counterfeit Products
Jay Kennedy, Marco Dugato, Marina Mancuso, Flaminia De Biase 2022
Edited by Kari Kammel and Chandler Wirostek 2022
Over the past few years, many segments of illicit trade have continued to flow and grow throughout the world as commerce of both licit and illicit varieties becomes increasingly global. Scholars from the A-CAPP Center and Transcrime Group in Italy have laid out the three chapters contained in this e-book describing and analyzing the illicit market for 1) counterfeit products, 2) firearms trade, and 3) illicit tobacco. These independently complex illicit markets that fuel various activities ranging from funding other types of illicit trade to organized crime activities also contain overlap and lessons that can be shared from the study of each of these phenomena. We hope this report can help shed light on these crimes and ways that we all can curb their trade globally.