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TRANSNATIONAL AND NATIONAL ORGANIZED CRIME

These listings, by crime type, include resources geared to assisting the law enforcement community during criminal investigations:

This section includes resources concerned with transnational and national crime organizations.

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Methods and Motives: Exploring Links Between Transnational Organized Crime and International Terrorism This is an Adobe Acrobat PDF document

The report Methods and Motives: Exploring Links Between Transnational Organized Crime and International Terrorism analyzes the relationship between international organized crime and terrorism in order to highlight what the authors believe are the shortcomings of the “methods, not motives” argument. The authors include recommendations such as incorporating crime analysis in the work of intelligence analysts and law enforcement officers and establishing closer working relationships between the business community and law enforcement in order to detect patterns and methods of organized crime.

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Michigan State University Library Online Resource Center—Organized Crime

This compilation of resources focuses on adult gangs, gangsters, the mafia, and international gangs.

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State and Local Law Enforcement Response to Transnational Crime This is an Adobe Acrobat PDF document

The report State and Local Law Enforcement Response to Transnational Crime was developed as part of a project for the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) to identify and provide guidance on the development of tools and strategies to help advance the capacities of local and state law enforcement in identifying and responding to transnational crime. Topics include exploring major research questions, a literature review, research methods, discussion, recommendations, a review of police training needs, and future directions for research.

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United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) sponsors the International Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime (TOC) to combat organized crime. This Web site provides information on how to assist in the prevention of expanding opportunities for illegitimate activities by criminal groups and enterprises through globalization and the threat posed by transnational organized crime to the political, economic, and social fabric of societies.