Global Organized Crime: The New Empire of Evil
The dimensions of global organized crime present a greater international security challenge than anything Western democracies had to cope with during the cold war. Worldwide alliances are being forged in every criminal field, from money laundering & currency counterfeiting to trafficking in drugs & nuclear materials. Global organized crime is the world's fastest growing business, with profits estimated at $1 trillion. According to contributor Louis Freeh, the director of the FBI, "The ravages of transnational crime are the greatest long-term threat to the security of the United States" & he warned that the very fabric of democratic society is at risk everywhere. Law enforcement & national security have become increasingly indistinguishable. But the laws have not kept up with the new breed of transnational criminals & their high-tech methodologies. The contributors have developed short & long-term strategies & mechanisms that will come to grips with these emerging national security concerns. Various task forces examined the critical parameters of each transnational crime problem & identified specific recommendations for policy, legislation, technology & organization. To order, write CSIS BOOKS, 1800 K St., N.W., Washington, DC 20006, (202) 775-3119.
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