FOOTBALL HOOLIGANISM, POLITICS AND ORGANISED CRIME IN THE WESTERN BALKANS

A report from the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organised Crime on 27 June begins by mapping the major football supporters’ clubs in each of the Western Balkan countries.  It then identifies which of these groups can be considered ‘ultras’.  Further analysis singles out which of these ultras groups demonstrate attributes of football hooliganism, and how this hooliganism is linked to organised crime and politics.  It recommends paying greater attention to the social conditions that motivate vulnerable youth to become involved in football hooliganism, which can serve as an entry point for organised crime.  It also suggests ways to identify and sever the links between hooligan groups and organised crime.

https://globalinitiative.net/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/Football-hooliganism-politics-and-organized-crime-in-the-Western-Balkans-GITOC-SEEObs.pdf

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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