Transnational organized crime threatens democracy. Supporting the capacity of national and local institutions to prevent and mitigate the nexus between organized crime and democratic politics is an important part of fighting against these threats.

The IntegriTAS Threat Assessment System is a multipurpose data-driven software application that helps national and local institutions identify the threats that organized crime poses to politics. Focusing on the threat—instead of seeking to establish the existence of links between organized crime and politics, or their impact—allows users to map and focus on the factors that contribute to corruption, and to identify strategies to prevent or mitigate the threat.

This Guide provides basic definitions of the threat factors used in IntegriTAS and includes an Annex which provides a comprehensive list of potential indicators that can be used to observe each factor. It complements two other Guides: the IntegriTAS Process Guide and the IntegriTAS Prevention and Mitigation Guide. The IntegriTAS software is also accompanied by a User Manual.

Access the IntegriTAS software and supporting documentation online.


Publication date
09 May 2018
Catalina Uribe Burcher and Victoria Perotti
Number of pages



1. Introduction

2. Methodology
Identifying relevant factors and indicators
Data collection and analysis

3. Factors
Organized crime
Democratic vulnerabilities: Foundational
Democratic vulnerabilities: Institutional
Democratic vulnerabilities: Associated

Annex A. Indicators

Annex B. Glossary of terms


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About IntegriTAS
About International IDEA

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