1st Edition

The United Nations and Transnational Organized Crime

Edited By Ernesto Savona, Phil Williams Copyright 1996
    200 Pages
    by Routledge

    206 Pages
    by Routledge

    Transnational organized crime poses a serious threat to the international community. This volume, the product of a UN conference, discusses the dangers of transnational organized crime and identifies forms of regional, national and international co-operation for its prevention and control, including intelligence networks, preventive strategies, extradition treaties, criminalizing participation in criminal organizations and the elaboration of an international convention. The reduction and subsequent containment of transnational organized crime require governments not only to recognize the seriousness of the challenge, but also to allocate resources commensurate with this challenge. The authors warn that should the international community fail to do this, the prospects for democratic government and the rule of law will be gloomy.

    Problem and dangers posed by organized transnational crime in the various regions of the world; national legislation and its adequacy to deal with the various forms of organized transnational crime -appropriate guidelines for legislative and other measures to be taken at the national level; most effective forms of international cooperation for the prevention and control of organized transnational crime art the investigative, prosecutorial and judicial levels; appropriate modalities and guidelines for the prevention and control of organized transnational crime at the regional and international levels; the feasibility of elaborating international instruments, including conventions, against organized transnational crime; conclusions and recommendations of the international conference on preventing and controlling money laundering and these of the proceeds of crime - a global approach; report of the secretary General -implementation of general assembly resolution 49/150 on the Naples Political declaration and Global Action Plan against organized transnational crime.


    Phil Williams, Ernesto U. Savona