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Part A Introduction, 1 What Is Transnational Crime?

From: An Introduction to Transnational Criminal Law

Neil Boister

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From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 25 September 2020

Subject(s):
International crimes — Organized crime — Responsibility of non-state actors
A state's borders represent the geographical boundaries of its enforcement jurisdiction. While these borders may appear to serve as a bulwark against the activities of criminals from other states, in fact criminals cross these borders in a whole range of ways. They walk, run, ride, sail, and fly across them, and they tunnel under them. They dispatch or transmit things across them—every kind of contraband, humans, body parts, digital information, messages, and dirty money.1 They appear to work in a borderless world, whilst the authorities that pursue them are...
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