Smith, Robert, Laing, Audrey and McElwee, Gerard (2013) The rise of illicit rural enterprise within the farming industry. International Journal of Agricultural Management, 2 (4). pp. 185-188. ISSN 2047-3710

In this viewpoint article we seek to make the farming community aware of the increasing presence of organised criminals and crime within the farming community. In the past decade there has been a discernible rise in the level of organized criminality in rural areas especially in relation to farm crime across Britain and Europe. This has been reported in the media in many European States and is exacerbated by the financial crisis and by a lack of cooperation between member states and agencies.

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