Cookies Policy
X

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

5 Money, Art, and Laundering: Coming to Grips with the Risks

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

This chapter examines some general problems regarding the research on art, crime, and money laundering. In the literature on organized crime and money laundering, art hardly plays a role. First of all, compared to other criminological fields, research on organized crime is of relative minor interest to criminologists, despite the high-level political interest. Second, databases that register art in connection to crime often deal with stolen objects. Third, the concepts of art and money laundering give rise to misunderstandings, as their definitions are anything but unambiguous. According to the interviewed dealers, important transactions are done by using bank accounts. And if a bank account holds criminal gains in the first place, it is not the art sector that is to be blamed for that. The chapter concludes that the criminal proceeds are hardly ever laundered by using art and antiquities.

Keywords: antiquities; art; criminologists; money laundering; organized crime; stolen objects

10.1163/9789004280540_006
/content/books/b9789004280540_006
dcterms_subject,pub_keyword
10
5
Loading

Sign-in

Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
     
    Cultural Property Crime — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation