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Combating Transnational Crime : Concepts, Activities and Responses - Dimitri Vlassis

Combating Transnational Crime

Concepts, Activities and Responses

By: Dimitri Vlassis (Editor), Phil Williams (Editor)

Paperback Published: 16th May 2005
ISBN: 9780714681757
Number Of Pages: 272

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The challenge posed by transnational organized crime is a formidable one. In recent years, however, some progress has been made by states and international organizations in developing measures to combat criminal enterprises. This volume can be understood as a snapshot of these efforts. It is divided into three sections: conceptual analyses relating to various facets of the problem; some exam ples of transnational organized crime and illegal markets in operation; and papers looking at various initiatives that governments and international organizations have taken and/or need to take.
This book seeks to explain: the rise of transnational organized crime, its nature and meaning, its operations in illegal markets, and the various ways in which it is organized. It also includes case studies of specific criminal activities such as maritime fraud as well as analyses of trafficking in women and children and the black market in light weapons. The volume also examines the political, juridicial, and law enforcement responses, with attention given to Interpol's approach, developments in the European Union - Third Pillar and Europol - and the International Atomic Energy Agency's response to nuclear material trafficking.

Introduction and overview
Conceptual issues: the dynamics of illegal markets
transnational crime - definitions and concepts
globalization and transnational crime - effects of criminogenic asymmetries
organizing transnational crime - networks, markets and hierarchies
criminal fraternities or criminal enterprises?
organized crime and ethnic minorities - is there a link?
transnational Chinese organized crime activities - patterns and emerging trends
Criminal activities and markets: maritime fraud and piracy
crime in cyberspace
the rise of the modern arms black market and the fall of supply-side control
trafficking and sexual exploitation of women and children
Responding to transnational organized crime: trafficking in people - the human rights dimension, OHCHR
money laundering in Italy
strengthening the international legal system in order to combat transnational crime
responding to transnational crime
transnational organized crime and institutional reform in the European Union - the case of judicial cooperation
responding to transnational crime - the role of Europol
international atomic energy agency programme against illicit trafficking of nuclear materials and radioactive sources
strengthening cooperation against transnational crime - a new security imperative
drafting the United Nations Convention against transnational organized crime
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ISBN: 9780714681757
ISBN-10: 071468175X
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 16th May 2005
Publisher: F CASS PUBN
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 2.08
Weight (kg): 0.56
Edition Number: 1