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“A Practical Introduction to Homeland Security and Emergency Management: From Home to Abroad serves as an extremely versatile, useful and timely addition to the homeland security field.” – Jason Levy, Virginia Commonwealth University A Practical Introduction to Homeland Security and Emergency Management: From Home to Abroad offers a comprehensive overview of the homeland security field, examining topics such as counter-terrorism, border and infrastructure security, and emergency management. Authors Bruce Newsome and Jack Jarmon take a holistic look at the issues and risks, their solutions, controls, and countermeasures, and their political and policy implications. They also demonstrate through cases and vignettes how various authorities, policymakers and practitioners seek to improve homeland security. The authors evaluate the current practices and policies of homeland security and emergency management and provide readers with the analytical framework and skills necessary to improve these practices and policies.

Transnational Crime
Transnational Crime
Learning Objectives and Outcomes

At the end of this chapter, you should be able to

  • Define transnational crime
  • Describe the structure of transnational crime organizations
  • Understand the motives of transnational crime organizations and how those motives differentiate them from terrorists
  • Understand the similarities between transnational crime organizations and international terrorism with respect to modi operandi
  • Understand how transnational crime exploits the mechanisms of globalization and technology in similar ways as legitimate actors
  • Identify and discuss the various transnational crime groups and the potency of their threat

    • Russian organized crime
    • Italian Mafia
    • Japanese yakuza
    • Chinese triads
    • Organized-crime groups and the Central Asian drug trade
    • Organized-crime groups and the South America drug trade
  • Examine the role of failed states in facilitating organized crime and terrorism
  • Describe the current anticrime methods, regimes, and capacity-building efforts to counter crime worldwide

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