Globalisation and crime

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Globalisation and transnational crime

Globalisation means the process of societies becoming interconnected. Many think it has reached a new phase, which means that no society can remain isolated from significant events across the globe. E.g. 2008 collapse of financial institutions in the USA resulted in 'credit crunch' and recession. 

A key factor is development of technology, e.g. satellite communication meaning contact across the globe is easy. 

Transnational crime - crime that crosses national borders

Globalisation means increasing flows of people between countries, e.g. the tourist industry. This has created new opportunities for organised and corporate crime, e.g. traffiking, drugs trade, terrorism. 

Transnational organised crime


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