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Money Laundry Regulating Criminal Finance in the Global Economy

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ISBN-10: 0801450187

ISBN-13: 9780801450181

Edition: 2011

Authors: J. C. Sharman

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A generation ago not a single country had laws to counter money laundering; now, more countries have standardized antimoney laundering (AML) policies than have armed forces. In The Money Laundry, J. C. Sharman investigates whether AML policy works, and why it has spread so rapidly to so many states with so little in common. Sharman asserts that there are few benefits to such policies but high costs, which fall especially heavily on poor countries. Sharman tests the effectiveness of AML laws by soliciting offers for just the kind of untraceable shell companies that are expressly forbidden by global standards. In practice these are readily available, and the author had no difficulty in buying…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publication date: 11/1/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 216
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

J. C. Sharman is Professor in the Centre for Governance and Public Policy, Griffith University. He is the author of The Money Laundry: Regulating Criminal Finance in the Global Economy and Havens in a Storm: The Struggle for Global Tax Regulation , both from Cornell, and coauthor of Corruption and Money Laundering: A Symbiotic Relationship .