Transnational Crime: Its Containment through International Cooperation

Peng Wang, Jingyi Wang


Transnational crime, sometimes called international crime or multinational systemic crime, is more than an extension of domestic crime. In the context of globalization, transnational organized crime groups respond to market incentives and operate with cooperative relationships, which makes the multinational criminal systems become more efficient and powerful. As a result, no single country has the capability to prevent and control different kinds of transnational crime. Moreover, the containment of transnational crime through international cooperation may be an ideal way. However, there are some great challenges for international cooperation, such as different national interests and the trend of westernization. Accordingly, international cooperation should have to concern the social context and national interests of each country.

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