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Assessing Organized Crime
Assessing organized crime
The New Crime Threats

The crime data presented in the previous chapters related to common types of crime such as burglaries, thefts of cars, robberies, sexual offenses, and homicides. In most countries, common crimes remain the primary source of peoples' anxieties about crime. However, current political debates about homeland or global security are to an increasing extent centered on newly emerging, transnational types of crime such as organized crime, including trafficking in persons and money laundering, international terrorism, high-level corruption, and cybercrime. These types of crimes do not belong to the core offenses that universally make up common crimes. They are therefore labeled uncommon or nonconventional crimes (Buscaglia & Van Dijk, 2003). Just as nonconventional weapons do, “nonconventional” crimes constantly take ...

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