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NCJ Number: 153746 Find in a Library
Title: Wiseguys: Smarter Criminals and Smarter Crime in the 21st Century
Journal: Futurist  Volume:28  Issue:5  Dated:(September-October 1994)  Pages:33-37
Author(s): R H Moore Jr
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 5
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Organized crime is becoming increasingly sophisticated in its understanding and use of new technologies and will become increasingly involved in computer-related crimes, crimes against financial institutions, and other types of crimes.
Abstract: In recent years, organized crime has become a major international financial force; in the future, it will manipulate financial institutions and use their electronic, financial, and legal expertise to establish new ways of doing business in the predicted cashless society. Theft in the next century will far exceed anything currently known in terms of sophistication and specialization. In addition, criminal organizations will both own shares of multinational corporations and manage them as well. Criminal organizations will be tied into larger networks that will use technology and communications to operate more efficiently and with greater impunity. Sports gambling, prostitution rings, trafficking in newborn infants, unlawful trafficking in fetuses, waste disposal, trafficking in arms and nuclear materials, and infiltration of governments are also probable developments.
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Future trends; Organized crime; Technical evolution
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