Investigating the Effective Factors on the Occurrence of Smuggled Goods in Iran

  •  Alireza Aghazadeh    
  •  Mohammadali Ardebili    
  •  Mohammad Ashouri    
  •  Mohammadali Mahdavisabet    


This study aims to examine the economic and social factors affecting emergence of smuggling goods and government's approach toward it. The crime of smuggling goods is one of the most important economic crime factors causing irreparable damage to the country’s economic system and also is seriously threatened social and cultural principles and values that govern the society. Other studies have determined the emergence of smuggling goods due to multiple factors of economic, social, and cultural, which are surveyed in this research as the most important effective factors on occurrence of smuggling goods. The aim of this research is to focus on economic and cultural factors existing in this field. In this study, we will conclude how cultural factors and consumption patterns cause the phenomenon of smuggled goods.

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