Globalisation and crime continued

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Ian Taylor looked at how global capitalism allows multinational corporations to move away from country to country in the search for profitability. This has reduced job security and increased unemployment, particularly in the manufacturing sector, which has caused some young working-class men, in particular, to turn to crime. Moreover, the media and advertising encourage materialistic goals. This may result in strain being developed and so encourage the poor to adopt criminal behaviour in order to achieve material goods.

The drug trade was the first illegal sector to maximise profits in a globalised world. Drugs grown in South American countries such as Colombia and Middle Eastern countries like Afghanistan make their way to the UK and US via well-established routes. Globalisation has made drug trafficking far quicker and easier, and detection less likely. The more people and goods that flow in and out of a country, the more chances for drugs to be smuggled in. the potential


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