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Policy Papers - January 20, 2009

Transnational Organized Crime: IPI Blue Paper no. 2

This publication is part of the Blue Paper Series [read more about this publication series]

James Cockayne, Lead Rapporteur

 

 

The paper highlights how states and international organizations so far have largely failed to anticipate the evolution of transnational organized crime (TOC) into a strategic threat to governments, societies, and economies. At the international level, a largely outdated understanding of TOC does not adequately contemplate the strategic impact of TOC, and commonly fails to ensure that international efforts are not working at cross-purposes. The Blue Paper lays out recommendations on how to 1) improve information sharing; 2) develop international investigative, policing, and prosecutorial tools; and 3) integrate strategic decision making into international peace efforts and international crime fighting.

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