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NCJ Number: 184810 Find in a Library
Title: International Cooperation in Combating Transnational Crime: New Challenges in the Twenty-First Century
Corporate Author: United Nations Secretariat
United States of America
Date Published: December 15, 1999
Page Count: 8
Sponsoring Agency: United Nations Secretariat
New York, NY 10017
Publication Number: A/CONF.187/6
Sale Source: United Nations Secretariat
New York, NY 10017
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: Austria
Annotation: This paper examines some of the issues related to transnational organized crime.
Abstract: This working paper was prepared for the 10th United Nations Congress on the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders, April 2000. The paper presents definitions of transnational organized crime and describes concerns surrounding the growth of this type of crime. It also examines some controversial issues arising from research. Those issues include the extent to which more economically advanced countries foster transnational crime and the fact that transnational crime is seen by many officials as the result of the growing numbers and variety of individuals and groups reaching more economically advanced countries, groups perceived as being difficult to control and resistant to integration. It is also controversial whether organized criminal groups teach or learn from deviant entrepreneurs and politicians. In brief, the encounter between transnational organized crime and the official economy is not the result of an unnatural relationship between a harmonious entity and a dysfunctional one. Rather, it amounts to a joint undertaking of two loosely regulated worlds, both deviating from the rules they officially establish for themselves. Notes
Main Term(s): World criminology
Index Term(s): Corruption of public officials; Criminal infiltration of business; Drug cartels; Economic analysis of crime; International cooperation; Organized crime; Organized crime causes; Organized crime prevention; Professional criminals
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