Crime and gloalisation

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What is the global criminal economy?
The opportunity for crime across the globe. There is now transnational organised crime. e.g. arms trafficking, cyber-crime, sex tourism. It has a demand side (the West) and a supply side (third-world countries).
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What is global risk consciousness and what are some of the effects?
The creation of new insecurities e.g. immigration. The media often increases this fear through dramatization. This can result in the intensification of social control at the national level e.g. tougher border control.
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How has globalisation created crime at both ends of the social spectrum?
Allows corporations to switch to low-wage countries and deregulation means the government can't do anything. This creates job insecurity and so encourages the poor to turn to crime. But there are also opportunities for insider-trading for the elite.
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Hobbs and Dunningham.
the way crime is organised is linked to the economic changes brought about by globalisation. It involves individuals with contacts acting as a hub around which a loose knit network forms.
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What is a glocal organisation?
When the crime is still rooted in its local context, but has international links e.g. the drugs trade.
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What is Glenny's McMafia?
Following the fall of communism, natural resources were very cheap compared to the rest of the world. Anyone with enough money could buy these and sell them forprofit. To protect this, new mafias emerged that would sell their name to other gangs.
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The creation of new insecurities e.g. immigration. The media often increases this fear through dramatization. This can result in the intensification of social control at the national level e.g. tougher border control.

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What is global risk consciousness and what are some of the effects?

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Allows corporations to switch to low-wage countries and deregulation means the government can't do anything. This creates job insecurity and so encourages the poor to turn to crime. But there are also opportunities for insider-trading for the elite.

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the way crime is organised is linked to the economic changes brought about by globalisation. It involves individuals with contacts acting as a hub around which a loose knit network forms.

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When the crime is still rooted in its local context, but has international links e.g. the drugs trade.

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