The following is a reference list of academic publications written by members and Friends of the Trafficking Culture project. Publications are listed in reverse date order (i.e. newest at the top). Downloadable pdf files are present when available. Further details about these publications can be viewed by clicking on their respective titles. We ask that anyone using this material cites it appropriately.

Bērziņa, Diāna (2024) ‘Between Crime and Commemoration: Human–Object Relationships in the Treasure Hunting for World War II Objects’, Critical Criminology,
Yates, Donna and Shawn Graham (2023) Reputation laundering and museum collections: patterns, priorities, provenance, and hidden crime’, International Journal of Heritage Studies, DOI: 10.1080/13527258.2023.2284740
Yates, Donna and Neil Brodie (2023) ‘The illicit trade in antiquities is not the world’s third-largest illicit trade: a critical evaluation of a factoid’, Antiquity.
Yates, Donna and Diāna Bērziņa (2023) ‘Affective Atmosphere in an Art Fair Jewel Heist’, European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research.
Graham, Shawn, Donna Yates, Ahmed El-Roby,Chantal Brousseau, Jonah Ellens and Callum McDermott (2023) Relationship Prediction in a Knowledge Graph Embedding Model of the Illicit Antiquities Trade. Advances in Archaeological Practice, 11(2), 126-138.
Graham, Shawn, Donna Yates and Donna Yates (2023) ‘Investigating antiquities trafficking with generative pre-trained transformer (GPT)-3 enabled knowledge graphs: A case study’, Open Research Europe 3 (100).
Smith, Emiline and Erin L. Thompson (2023) ‘A Case Study of Academic Facilitation of the Global Illicit Trade in Cultural Objects: Mary Slusser in Nepal’, International Journal of Cultural Property, 1-20.
Yates, Donna and Diāna Bērziņa (2022), “Criminological Frameworks for Understanding Mexican Antiquities in Contemporary European Auctions”, in L. Pérez-Prat Durbán, and Z. Ruiz (eds), EL EXPOLIO DE BIENES CULTURALES. Huelva: Universidad de Huelva.
Brodie, Neil and Donna Yates (2022) ‘Money Laundering and Antiquities’, Transfer, 1:97–109.
Yates, Donna (2022) ‘Creative compliance, neutralization techniques, and palaeontological ethics’, The Geological Curator, 11 (7): 428–435.
Yates, Donna (2022) Review of: Stephen Houston (ed.), A Maya Universe in Stone, Los Angeles: Getty Publications, 2021 (192 p.). CAA Reviews.
Yates, D. and C. Rausch (2022), “Private Art Businesses and Organized Crime”, in The Private Sector and Organized Crime. London: Routledge, 210–223.
Mackenzie, Simon (2022) ‘Criminology towards the metaverse: Cryptocurrency scams, grey economy and the technosocial’, The British Journal of Criminology Epub: 1-16.
Yates, Donna (2022) “What auction catalogue analysis cannot tell us about the market”, in Michelle D. Fabiani, Kate Melody Burmon, Saskia Hufnagel (eds.), Global Perspectives on Cultural Property Crime. London: Routledge.
Brodie, Neil, Morag M. Kersel, Simon Mackenzie, Isber Sabrine, Emiline Smith and Donna Yates (2021) Why There is Still an Illicit Trade in Cultural Objects and What We Can Do About It. Journal of Field Archaeology, DOI:
Oosterman, N., S. Mackenzie, and D. Yates (2021), ‘Regulating the Wild West: Symbolic Security Bubbles and White Collar Crime in the Art Market’, Journal of White Collar and Corporate Crime, 1-9.
Yates, D. (2021), ‘Investigating Antiquities Trafficking’, Global Investigative Journalism Network, 20 September: online.
Yates, D. (2021)’Shaligram Pilgrimage in the Nepal Himalayas’, Material Religion, DOI: 10.1080/17432200.2021.1947036.
Yates, D., D. Bērziņa, and A. Wright (2021) ‘Protecting a Broken Window: Vandalism and Security at Rural Rock Art Sites’, The Professional Geographer Epub ahead of print: 1-7.
Yates, Donna (2021) ‘Crime and its objects: Human/object relationships and the market for illicit latin american antiquities’, Mélanges de la Casa de Velázquez, 51 (2): 307-312.