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Part B Crimes, 7 Transnational Organized 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):
Organized crime — Drug trafficking — Human trafficking — Corruption
The legal response at an international level to the threat of transnational organized crime (TOC) has been plagued by difficulty in deciding on an appropriate target: the ‘king pins’ involved in diverse forms of transnational crime, the suppression of criminal activities that criminal organizations become involved in, or pursuit of organizations themselves. This chapter explores the nature of organized crime and the efforts to settle on a suitable set of offences which captures the essence of the nature of organized criminal activity and adequately addresses the...
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