Crime problems increasingly arise beyond the nation state and surpass the ability of single states to handle them. In addition, transnational crime can also be used as an opportunity or justification for strengthening state power or control. This series presents classic research articles on a variety of controversial aspects of transnational crime so as to problematise the definition of transnational crime and analyse the potentially conflicting interests and values at stake. Each volume contains an introduction by the editor which explores the key issues in question and all five volumes feature essays that span an interdisciplinary range of fields including law, criminology, political science, anthropology and history. This series constitutes an invaluable reference resource for libraries and academics in criminology, sociology, social policy, political science, human rights and international relations.