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Part A Introduction, 2 What Is Transnational Criminal Law?

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 — Extradition and mutual assistance
Transnational crime is now a commonly used criminological term to describe cross-border or potentially cross-border crime. Transnational law was originally defined by Phillip Jessup to include ‘all law which regulates actions or events that transcend national frontiers’.1 Transnational criminal law is the law that suppresses crime that transcends national frontiers; it can be defined as ‘the indirect suppression by international law through domestic penal law of criminal activities that have actual or potential trans-boundary effects’.2 Neither international...
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