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Terrorism Versus Transnational Crime

Transnational crime is generally organized crime. While organized crime might be found in most countries around the world, it does not in itself form a global network. Terrorism also operates on a transnational basis and, again, even though organizations such as Al Qaeda have global influence, there are no global terrorist networks. In the same way, there is no global nexus of transnational crime and terrorism. Instead, there are a number of transnational organized crime and terrorist nexuses. Terrorists have previously been included as part of an analysis of organized crime, as it is argued that they operate in a way similar to organized crime groups (OCGs). However, there is a distinction, in that organized criminals are motivated by financial gain and terrorists, although they ...

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