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  NCJ Number: NCJ 190572   Add to Shopping cart   Find in a Library
  Title: Transnational Organized Crime: Summary of a Workshop
  Author(s): Peter Reuter ; Carol Petrie
  Editor(s): Peter Reuter ; Carol Petrie
  Corporate Author: National Research Council
Cmssn on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
United States of America
  Date Published: 1999
  Page Count: 74
  Annotation: This booklet contains a summary of a workshop on transnational organized crime.
  Abstract: The phenomenon of transnational crime has been affected by three related factors. First is the globalization of the economy, which brings U.S. citizens and corporations into increasing contact with foreign entities. Second is the rise in the numbers and heterogeneity of immigrants. Third, improved communications technology makes borders even more permeable, but by inconspicuous means. The June 17 and 18, 1998 workshop participants represented economics, sociology, psychology, law, foreign affairs, public policy, and other professions. It was designed with four specific goals: (1) to explore alternative ways of defining and conceptualizing transnational organized crime; (2) to assess the ability to measure transnational organized crime; (3) to identify possible enforcement and control responses to transnational crime problems; and (4) to examine the factors that facilitate the function, organization, and structural patterns of transnational crime so that prevention approaches can be designed in collaboration with legitimate enterprises and international partners. The booklet presents sections on Definitions and Descriptions, Measurement, and Enforcement, with conclusions at the end of each section. A fourth section, Research Agenda, suggests data sources, topics, and research methods to develop further information. Notes, references, appendix
  Main Term(s): Criminology
  Index Term(s): Criminal infiltration of business ; White collar crime ; Business crime costs ; Corruption of public officials ; International agreements ; Organized crime prevention ; Organized crime ; International cooperation ; World criminology ; NIJ grant-related documents
  Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Grant Number: 98-IJ-CX-0019
  Publication Number: ISBN 0-309-06575-5
  Sale Source: National Academies Press
500 Fifth Street, N.W.
Keck 360
Washington, DC 20001
United States of America
  Type: Conference Material
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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