Transnational organized crime

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Even in history, criminals crossed borders to commit crimes, traffic in illicit goods, and provide illegal services. More recently, however, opportunities for transnational (organized) crime have increased, in particular because of the growing level of mobility, the opening of borders and the advent of the Internet. So far, however, there is little proof of the emergence of ‘crime multinationals.’ Although a complex and growing legal and organizational framework is in place, law enforcement cooperation is still largely traditional and it remains advantageous for criminals to operate across different jurisdictions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, 2nd edition
EditorsJames D. Wright
Place of PublicationOxford
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9780080970868
Publication statusPublished - 2015


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