transnational crime | Definition

Doc's CJ Glossary by Adam J. McKee
Course: Policing

Transnational crime refers to illegal activities that cross national borders, often involving organized criminal groups.

Transnational crime is a type of criminal activity that occurs across national borders, often involving multiple countries and organized criminal groups. Examples of transnational crime include human trafficking, drug smuggling, money laundering, and cybercrime.

Transnational crime poses significant challenges for law enforcement agencies, as it requires cooperation and coordination between multiple jurisdictions. In addition, the global nature of transnational crime means that it can be difficult to identify and prosecute those responsible.

Efforts to combat transnational crime have included the development of international treaties and agreements, such as the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime. These agreements provide a framework for countries to work together to investigate and prosecute transnational criminal activity.

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Last Modified: 03/14/2023


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