Transnational Criminal Justice: Its Politics and PracticesThe expansion of what is now commonly referred to as globalisation has increased and added to the variety of the goods, ideas and people moving across state borders. While globalisation itself is a contentious term that has been debated at least since the end of the Cold War,1 it is safe to say that this social, political and economic transformation has contributed to the opening of new illegal as well as of new legal markets. The creation of globalised flows of money, goods and services, built upon new forms of technology and the proliferation of competitively priced mass transportation. Today, for example, the internet allows individual consumers to engage in cross-border commerce, legal and illegal, from the comfort of their home. While such transactions may begin in virtual space in which new forms of transnational cybercrime have evolved, their effects are also material. As a result of electronic commerce and communication, a wide array of products are transported across borders by large freight companies by air, sea and road. The low costs of such transport allow products consumed in the Global North to be produced cheaply in the Global South. This system of
Brill Research Perspectives in Transnational Crime – Brill
Published: Mar 1, 2017
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