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Published: 2 August 2012

Organized Crime Enablers

Organized crime exacts a multibillion dollar cost on legitimate business, distorts markets and causes widespread ill-effects on society. Fuelled by the same forces of globalization that have expanded trade, communications and information worldwide, criminal syndicates now have unprecedented reach into the lives of ordinary people but also into the affairs of multinational companies and governments worldwide. The transnational and networked nature of organized crime requires efforts to combat its illicit activities not only on the part of criminal law, but also calls for greater attention to be paid to the enabling elements of organized crime activities.  

Organized crime exacts a multibillion dollar cost on legitimate business, distorts markets and causes widespread ill-effects on society. Fuelled by the same forces of globalization that have expanded trade, communications and information worldwide, criminal syndicates now have unprecedented reach into the lives of ordinary people but also into the affairs of multinational companies and governments worldwide. The transnational and networked nature of organized crime requires efforts to combat its illicit activities not only on the part of criminal law, but also calls for greater attention to be paid to the enabling elements of organized crime activities.  

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