Transnational Organized Crime: A Global Concern

Ruetschlin, Christina M.; Bangura, Abdul Karim
September 2012
Journal of International Diversity;2012, Vol. 2012 Issue 3, p94
Academic Journal
Case Study
This qualitative, descriptive case study proffers the hypothesis that there is no escaping international crime, because transnational organized crime groups work between borders and across seas. They have no limitations. Such offenders use discrepancies in the law to their advantage. They are intelligent, intricate, and powerful. Often, they are extremely visible. An analysis of both primary and secondary data shows that with the fall of the Soviet Empire and the introduction of advanced technology, the work of transnational crime groups has become much easier. Organized crime units have gained political power over transient states and have become less detectable through the use of technology. Drug and disease epidemics have infiltrated the world through extensive trafficking, an indefinite supply of money has been lost through money laundering, and innocent bystanders have lost their lives to these atrocious criminals. Due to their ability to work through loopholes in the international system and the abundance of criminals involved in such crime units, it is extremely difficult to put organized crime to rest. The United Nations has proposed a strategy to close existing loopholes, but they are expected to only deter a minute amount of criminality. A unified international law and the ability to anticipate the next move of transnational crime units are the goals of the global system. Transnational crime is not only a threat to the global economy, security, and system as a whole, but it also poses a threat to individual citizens of the world. It is essential transnational organized crime is ceased before crime overrules the politics of the state.


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