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  • Created in 1993 by Chesterfield Smith Professor of Law Fletcher N. Baldwin Jr., the Center for International Financial Crimes of the University of Florida Levin College of Law is one of the few such organizations in the world.

    As an academic research center, it works with international academicians, practicing attorneys, corporate and government executives and leading experts in the fields to provide university level graduate instruction, research and policy analyses, academic symposia, grant supervision and consulting services on money laundering, forfeiture, corporate security, offshore finances, cybercrime, organized crime and international financial crimes.

    CIFCS Initiatives

    Economic Crime Symposium

    The Center for International Financial Crimes Studies is an official co-sponsor of this annual Symposium held at Jesus College, Cambridge University, England. CIFCS Director Fletcher N. Baldwin Jr. regularly delivers papers (three in 2001) at this annual Symposium.

    The ECS is governed by the Center for International Documentation on Organized and Economic Crime (CIDOEC) under leadership of Dr. Barry A. K. Rider, Professor of Law and Director, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies of the University of London and Fellow in Law, Jesus College. Dr. Rider and other CIDOEC faculty and staff are regular speakers and participants in Center for International Financial Crimes Studies activities.

    American Conferences

    The Center for International Financial Crimes Studies – in cooperation with sponsoring partner Oceana Publications Inc. of Dobbs Ferry, New York – regularly coordinates conferences on Money Laundering (including Cybercrime and International Financial Crimes ) in Miami, Florida, for worldwide participants.

    The most-recent such event featured more than 40 internationally recognized speakers. Since founding of the CIFCS in 1993 and the inception of these U.S. conferences, more than 2,000 registrants and students from the worlds of banking, law enforcement, finance, legal practice, academia and government agencies have received instruction and training in anti-money laundering, anti-fraud and anti-cybercrime methods and strategies.

    CIFCS Contact Information

    Center for International Financial Crimes Studies
    University of Florida Levin College of Law
    P.O. Box 117625
    Gainesville, FL 32611-7625

    DIRECTOR – Professor Fletcher N. Baldwin Jr.

    Phone: (352) 273-0950

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