This work examines the challenges posed by transnational crime and the steps being taken by the international community to meet these challenges. It offers comprehensive analysis of different forms of transnational crime and the various responses that are being developed.
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Introduction and overview, Phil Williams and Dimitri Vlassis. Part 1 Conceptual issues: the dynamics of illegal markets, Pino Arlacchi; transnational crime - definitions and concepts, Grehard O.W. Mueller; globalization and transnational crime - effects of criminogenic asymmetries, Nikos Passas; organizing transnational crime - networks, markets and hierarchies, Phil Williams; criminal fraternities or criminal enterprises?, Letizia Paoli; organized crime and ethnic minorities - is there a link?, Frank Bovenkerk; transnational Chinese organized crime activities - patterns and emerging trends, Ko-Lin Chin et al. Part 2 Criminal activities and markets: maritime fraud and piracy, Jayant Abhyankar; crime in cyberspace, P.N. Grabosky; the rise of the modern arms black market and the fall of supply-side control, R.T. Naylor; trafficking and sexual exploitation of women and children, Livia Pomodoro. Part 3 Responding to transnational organized crime: trafficking in people - the human rights dimension, OHCHR; money laundering in Italy, Alessandro Pansa; strengthening the international legal system in order to combat transnational crime, Guiseppe di Gennaro; responding to transnational crime, Raymond E. Kendall; transnational organized crime and institutional reform in the European Union - the case of judicial cooperation, Cyrille Fijnaut; responding to transnational crime - the role of Europol, Emanuele Marotta; international atomic energy agency programme against illicit trafficking of nuclear materials and radioactive sources, Anita Nillson; strengthening cooperation against transnational crime - a new security imperative, Roy Godson and Phil Williams; drafting the United Nations Convention against transnational organized crime, Dimitri Vlassis.