Abstract: Criminal infiltration in the legal economy – particularly public procurement and corruption – are among the most pronounced challenges facing European states. This work analyses the strategies and methods used by organised criminal groups to tamper with the procedures for the execution of public contracts – with special attention to corruption forms – covering an issue that never been systematically examined. Before presenting the results of this study, the borders of the analysed issue and the general phenomenon of criminal infiltration in the legal market will be considered.

Keywords: Organised Crime, Corruption, Public Works, Public Contracts, Criminal Infiltration in the Legal Economy