Transnational organized crime at sea, known as ‘blue crimes’ are one of the core issues on the maritime security and ocean governance agenda.
What do we know about transnational organized crime at sea? How do such blue crimes manifest, how do they intersect and are related to crime on land? What kind of data on blue crime is collected?
These are the core questions that the Blue Crime Evidence Base project is addressing. Funded through a grant by the Economic and Social Research Council by the UK the goal is to collate and synthesize our knowledge on blue crimes to guide policy but also identify gaps. The evidence base provides a review of existing research on a wide variety of blue crimes. I can be accessed here.
What are blue crimes?
A conceptualization of blue crimes, what is the value of the concept and how they vary is provided in our article.