Providing you with a wide-ranging introduction to key international issues in crime and its control, this book covers all essential theories, and clearly explains their relevance to the world today. Going beyond just looking at organized crime, the book covers a range of topics including: •Human rights •Terrorism •Trafficking •Cybercrime •Environmental crime •International Law Plenty of case studies and examples are included throughout, including the Bali 9, Rana Plaza and the shooting of Charles De Menezes, and tips on further reading make it easy to know where to go to engage with more debates in the field. Making sure you’re up to date with current issues, this book will be essential reading for students in Criminology and Criminal Justice, as well as those in Law and International Relations.

Organized Crime: Threat and Response in the Global Era
Organized Crime: Threat and Response in the Global Era
This chapter will look at
  • A brief history of the concept of organized crime, including recent attempts by governments and international bodies to define the term.
  • The nature of the threat from organized crime.
  • Two examples of organized crime: illicit drugs and money laundering.
  • Responses to the issue through laws, law enforcement approaches and other measures.
Keywords
  • Organized crime
  • Networks
  • Risk
  • Harm
  • Measurement and analysis
6.1 Introduction

This chapter examines organized crime mainly as a transnational phenomenon. It also looks at domestic, regional and international responses to the various forms of organized crime, identified by governments and law enforcement authorities as presenting major risks to public safety and national security in the twenty-first century. The various meanings of organized ...

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