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Mary Alice Young

Researcher and Lecturer in Law, Bristol Law School, University of the West of England

Dr Mary Alice Young is an expert in transnational organised crime and financial crime. Her primary research interests include investigating what happens to the illicit proceeds of transnational organised crimes and how they are laundered; and the use of offshore banking centres to launder money. Dr Young is a permanent lecturer and researcher in law at the University of the West of England.

In 2015, Dr Young became a Fellow of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law at Cambridge University and will be undertaking a Research Fellowship at the University of Iceland in Reykjavik in 2016. As a socio-legal scholar, Dr Young adopts a grounded theory approach to empirical research methods. Her research to date has encompassed investigations into transnational organised crime in countries as diverse as Jamaica, Laos, the Cayman Islands and Vietnam.

Dr Young has previously held a four month post at the UNODC in Laos. Each month Dr Young contributes briefings on organised crime for the think tank Open Briefing.

Recent publications
  • “The use of anti-money laundering legislation to combat child trafficking in Nigeria,” 2014, Financial Regulation International, Issue 17, 7.
  • “Dirty Money in Jamaica,” 2013, Journal of Money Laundering Control, 17, 3.
  • Banking Secrecy and Offshore Financial Centers: Money laundering and offshore banking, Routledge Research in Finance and Banking Law: 2013.
  • “The exploitation of offshore financial centres: Banking confidentiality and money laundering,” 2013, Journal of Money Laundering Control 16, 3

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