chapter  15
Organised crime and the Conjunction of Criminal Opportunity framework
ByPaul Ekblom
Pages 23

These features confront us with a pernicious combination of moving targets and shifting ground. They set the scene for an arms race between preventers and organised offenders (Ekblom, 1997, 1999), especially where social and technological change constantly creates new opportunities for offending – new targets, environments, business models, tools and information sources. Even successful crime control methods eventually weaken as offenders learn to circumvent them. Legislative solutions lag behind changing crime patterns – particularly those requiring international agreement.