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EUCPN Thematic Paper no. 10 - Organised Crime Targeting Elderly People

This theoretical paper is published by the EUCPN Secretariat in connection with the theme of the Slovakian Presidency, which was organised crime targeting elderly people. The growing...

  • European Union
  • Organised property crime
  • Fraud
  • Elderly
  • Target groups
  • Research
  • EUCPN Output
  • 2017
In short, the project was coordinated by the Latvian Ministry of Interior and conducted under the European Union programme “Prevention of and Fight against Crime”. The project team developed the concept “exploitative sham marriage” in order to describe the phenomenon studied. Each partner conducted a national research which was coordinated and led by HEUNI. Primarily qualitative data was collected, such as expert and victim interviews in combination with case descriptions from NGOS and embassies. Also statistical information and pre-trial investigation and court material were utilised. The report is written for a large variety of experts and professionals working in the field of anti-trafficking.
  • European Union
  • Estonia
  • Ireland
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Slovakia
  • Trafficking in human beings
  • Research
  • Policy
  • National policy
  • 2016
The project is addressed mostly to Polish citizens as another awareness raising project directed at foreign nationals was carried out by International Organization for Migration in partnership with the Ministry of the Interior. The objectives of the project will result in the implementation of tasks envisaged in the National Action Plan against Trafficking in Human Beings for 2013-2015.
  • Poland
  • Trafficking in human beings
  • Initiatives
  • Campaign
  • Victims
  • 2016
The main goal of the Project is the creation of a robust legal framework that will ensure the protection of the rights of victims of GBV and domestic violence. The Project also envisage supporting the institutions providing social help and police protection in strengthening their administrative capacity and tools in handling cases of GBV and DV.
  • Bulgaria
  • Domestic violence
  • Initiatives
  • Victims
  • 2016
On 22 September 2016 the Irish Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald T.D., officially launched the Joint Strategy on the Management of Offenders (2016-18). This Strategy has been agreed between the Department, the Probation Service, the Irish Prison Service and the Irish Police Service and contains a range of objectives and actions for more intensive management of certain key offender types.
  • Ireland
  • Domestic violence
  • Sexual violence
  • Initiatives
  • Victims
  • 2016