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Transnational criminal law in Australia

Chapter


Abstract


  • Accelerating globalisation has resulted in complex movements

    of goods and people around the world. While much of this activity occurs

    through legitimate channels, organised crime groups profit from illicit

    markets by capitalising on opportunities to supply to demand. The capabilities

    of transnational crime groups are as diverse as the crimes that

    they perpetrate, ranging from drug and firearms trafficking to migrant

    smuggling, trafficking in persons and human organs, cybercrime, terrorism,

    wildlife trafficking and illegal fishing. Smaller, low-capacity groups may

    consist of networks of opportunistic individuals who operate on an ad hoc

    basis. At the other end of the spectrum are sophisticated and well-funded

    ventures that are highly professional and have the benefit of legal and

    financial advice that allows them to operate across several countries with

    relative impunity. The resilience and adaptability of such groups and their

    continual formation of new alliances and identification of new markets,

    routes and modus operandi underscores the need for criminal justice

    responses to be as proactive, dynamic and cooperative in their efforts to

    combat them.

Publication Date


  • 2017

Edition


  • 3

Citation


  • R. M. Warner & M. McAdam, 'Transnational criminal law in Australia' in D. R. Rothwell & E. Crawford(eds), International Law in Australia (2017) 233-259.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9780455228310

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/3111

Book Title


  • International Law in Australia

Start Page


  • 233

End Page


  • 259

Place Of Publication


  • Sydney, Australia

Abstract


  • Accelerating globalisation has resulted in complex movements

    of goods and people around the world. While much of this activity occurs

    through legitimate channels, organised crime groups profit from illicit

    markets by capitalising on opportunities to supply to demand. The capabilities

    of transnational crime groups are as diverse as the crimes that

    they perpetrate, ranging from drug and firearms trafficking to migrant

    smuggling, trafficking in persons and human organs, cybercrime, terrorism,

    wildlife trafficking and illegal fishing. Smaller, low-capacity groups may

    consist of networks of opportunistic individuals who operate on an ad hoc

    basis. At the other end of the spectrum are sophisticated and well-funded

    ventures that are highly professional and have the benefit of legal and

    financial advice that allows them to operate across several countries with

    relative impunity. The resilience and adaptability of such groups and their

    continual formation of new alliances and identification of new markets,

    routes and modus operandi underscores the need for criminal justice

    responses to be as proactive, dynamic and cooperative in their efforts to

    combat them.

Publication Date


  • 2017

Edition


  • 3

Citation


  • R. M. Warner & M. McAdam, 'Transnational criminal law in Australia' in D. R. Rothwell & E. Crawford(eds), International Law in Australia (2017) 233-259.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9780455228310

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/3111

Book Title


  • International Law in Australia

Start Page


  • 233

End Page


  • 259

Place Of Publication


  • Sydney, Australia