The IntegriTAS system focuses on the threat of nexus between organized crime and democratic politics. It does not assess the actual nexus, but lets users assess the threat.
A threat assessment analyses the likelihood of an event taking place, based on the existence of the factors that contribute to it measured through a series of indicators. IntegriTAS does not include an impact analysis – i.e. the harm that the nexus between organized crime and politics generates, which would otherwise generate a risk assessment.
You can see whether there is an increased threat when there is (a) presence of organized crime, and (b) certain democratic vulnerabilities (understood as weaknesses or gaps in protection efforts). Combined, these factors make political institutions and processes prone to political corruption linked to organized crime.