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Cigarette smuggling and terrorism financing


The present chapter uses the script method developed by Cornish (1994) and applies situational crime prevention (SCP) techniques to a complex scheme of cigarette smuggling committed by Hezbollah supporters in the United States (U.S.)  We build upon von Lampe's (2010) study that applied SCP to cigarette smuggling by 'routine' offenders (i.e., non-extremists) in Germany during the 1990s.  Our study makes important contributions to the literature.  First, few studies have applied the script method and SCP strategies to profit-driven crime, such as cigarette smuggling, committed by political extremists.

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Hiropoulos, Alexandra, and Joshua D. Freilich, Steven Chermak, Graeme R. Newman. 2014. "Cigarette smuggling and terrorism financing." In Cognition and Crime: Offender Decision Making and Script Analyses. New York, NY:Routledge, 186-208.

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