Tackling Transnational Crime


Transnational crime has risen to unprecedented levels over the last two decades, according to a study by the Council on Foreign Relations.

A new component of the non-profit's Global Governance Monitor uses images, video, and interactive maps to track transnational crime and law enforcement. The study identifies several weaknesses, including weak anticorruption efforts, uneven laws for offenses such as cyber crime and illicit weapons, a lack of cooperation between nations and the inability of law enforcement to keep up with organized criminal networks.

The study suggests that the United States and other countries create a complementary international judicial framework that could prosecute criminals if local jurisdictions are incapable.

Explore the multimedia resource here.

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