International Criminal Justice Series

Anti-money Laundering Law: Socio-legal Perspectives on the Effectiveness of German Practices

Authors: Zoppei, Verena

  • Broadens your understanding of the complexity of the anti-money laundering regime
  • Supplies complete instructions for future legislative steps
  • Provides a qualitative and multidisciplinary approach of the money laundering offence
  • Equips also non-German readers/speakers to handle the extensive German legal scholarly production on article 261 of the German criminal code
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About this book

In the aftermath of recent multiple leaks such as the Panama Papers, the Swiss leaks, the Lux

leaks, and the Bahama leaks, this book offers an interesting view on the underlying conflicting

interests that impede the adoption of more effective legislation to stop money laundering

by way of the financial system.


The central position of the book is that the declared goals underlying the criminalization of

money laundering have not been fulfilled. The effectiveness of the anti-money laundering

regime in Germany is assessed by examining the indirect effects, collateral consequences,

and positive interpretations of the law in action and of the law inaction; reducing the issue

to a question of symbolic effectiveness does not reflect the complexity of the matter. What is

demonstrated, is that the goals attributed to the regime were too ambitious, and that a lower

degree of effectiveness has be

en accepted in order to balance the inherent political, economic

and financial conflicting interests.


Unlike other volumes focusing on this issue, this book deals with the implementation of the

legislation and the consequences thereof, and is primarily aimed at legal sociologists, sociology

of law researchers, criminal lawyers, criminologists with an interest in white collar crime and

political scientists studying measures against illi

cit financial flows and the concrete implementation

of anti-money laundering laws. The book will be of interest to both international

policymakers and consultants as well as their counterparts in Germany for instance working

on improving the instruments to fight organized crime and prevent the financing of

terrorism through money laundering.


The complexity of the anti-money laundering regime and all the variables are exhaustively

and critically reviewed in the assessment, thereby providing complete instructions for future

legislative steps. The case study regarding the situation in Germany maximizes readers’ insights

into concrete effects of the implementation of international anti-money laundering standards

at a national level, and the opinions of professionals working in the field and of experts on the

law-making process are also illuminating. Moreover, the book equips non-German speakers

with the information needed to deal with the extensive German legal scholarly production on

article 261 of the German criminal code and the current internal political debate on the matter.


Verena Zoppei is a Fellow Researcher at the International Security Division of the German

Institute for International and Security Affairs in Berlin.

About the authors

Verena Zoppei is a Fellow Researcher at the International Security Division of the German Institute for International and Security Affairs in Berlin.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Zoppei, Verena

    Pages 1-6

  • The Socio-Legal Framework

    Zoppei, Verena

    Pages 9-30

  • The International Law-Making Process

    Zoppei, Verena

    Pages 33-68

  • The German Law-Making Process: Tracing Legislative Intents

    Zoppei, Verena

    Pages 69-81

  • The Doctrinal Legal Debate on Article 261 of the German Criminal Code

    Zoppei, Verena

    Pages 85-114

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-6265-180-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-6265-179-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Anti-money Laundering Law: Socio-legal Perspectives on the Effectiveness of German Practices
Authors
Series Title
International Criminal Justice Series
Series Volume
12
Copyright
2017
Publisher
T.M.C. Asser Press
Copyright Holder
T.M.C. Asser Press and the author
eBook ISBN
978-94-6265-180-7
DOI
10.1007/978-94-6265-180-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-6265-179-1
Series ISSN
2352-6718
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 214
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations
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