Important changes have occurred in transnational crime and human trafficking during recent years. These phenomena have become much more global in comparison to the regional level on which they once operated. Europe, North America and Asia are now fully integrated into the international problems of organized crime and human trafficking.
Examining transnational crime, human trafficking and its implications for human security from both Western and Asian perspectives, this book, with essays from contributors based in Europe, the US and Asia fills a gap on all bookshelves; providing an excellent volume on the under considered area of Asian transnational crime.
Considering it as a globalized phenomenon which is no longer confined to operating at the traditional regional level, it:
- outlines the overall picture of organized crime and human trafficking in the contemporary world, examining the current trends and recent developments
- contrasts the experience and perception of these problems in Asia with those in Western countries, analyzing the distinctive Japanese perspective on globalization, human security and transnational crime
- examines the policy responses of key states and international institutions - both Asian and Western including Germany, Canada, the United States, the European Union, Japan, Korea and Thailand.
A timely analysis of the increasingly serious problems of transnational crime, human trafficking and their impact on human security, linking both Western and Asian perspectives.
Introduction / Shiro Okubo and Louise Shelley -- Globalization, human security, and the right to live in peace / Shiro Okubo -- Human security objectives and the fight against transnational organized crime and terrorism / Yvon Dandurand and Vivienne Chin -- Transnational organized crime : the German response / Hans-Joerg Albrecht -- International organized crime operating in Western Europe : the judicial and police approach against organized crime in the European Union / Joaqu??n Gonz??lez Ib????ez -- Crime in Japan and its relation to international organized crime / Kan Ueda -- Drug trafficking in Korea / Sung-Kwon Cho -- International trafficking : an important component of transnational crime / Louise Shelley -- Foreign women's life and work in the entertainment sector of Korea from the human trafficking perspective / Dong-Hoon Seol and Geon-Soo Han -- Trafficking in persons in the Americas : an overview / John T. Picarelli -- The EU combat against illegal immigration, smuggling, and trafficking in human beings : its impact on Spanish law / Emiliano Garc??a Coso -- Japanese experience and response in combating trafficking / Atsushi Kondo -- The trafficking of Thai women to Japan and countermeasures of the Thai government / Yuriko Saito.