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Vol 23 No 3 March/April 2018

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Transnational Crime

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ISBN13: 9781840140002
ISBN: 1840140003
Published: May 1999
Publisher: Routledge
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

An examination of aspects of transnational crime. The book explores the threat of transnational crime - particularly organized crime - cross-border criminal enterprises such as illegal immigrant smuggling and the black market arms trade, and the transnational misconduct of legitimate organizations.

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Part 1 The threat of transnational crime: transnational organized crime versus the nation-state; transnational criminal organizations and international security; from Cold War to crime war - the search for a new national security threat.
Part 2 Cross-border criminal enterprises: Orb Weavers - the global webs - the structure and activities of transnational ethnic Chinese Criminal Groups; bound for the golden mountains - the social organization of smuggling illegal immigrants; the Rothchilds of the Mafia on Aruba; post-Soviet organized crime; the real threat of nuclear smuggling; the borders of crime; loose canons - covert commerce and underground finance in the modern arms black market.
Part 3 Transnational misconduct and legitimate organizations: the space between laws - the problem of corporate crime in a transnational context; third world nations are down in the dumps - the exportation of hazardous waste; European integration, protectionism and criminogenesis - a study of farm subsidy frauds; international art theft and the illegal import and export of cultural property; a study of relevant values, legislation and solutions; privatization in Argentina - the implications for corruption; the mirror of global evils - a review essay on the BCCI affair; the under world of gold.
Part 4 Policy issues: global prohibition regimes - the evolution of norms in international society; promotion and maintenance of the rule of law and good governance - acting against corruption; transnational regulation of the pharmaceutical industry.