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International Affairs
INTL 1101
Denise Horn

Ch. 29 Notes: Global Organized Crime James H. Mittelman The New Criminality • What drives crime groups: efforts to exploit he growth mechanisms of globalization • The rise of transnational organized crime groups is spurred by technological innovations, especially advances in commercial airline travel, telecommunications, and the use of computers in business • Transnational crime groups operate both above and below the state o Above: They capitalize on the globalizing tendencies of permeable borders and deregulation. o Below: Offer incentives to marginalized segments of the population trying to cope with the adjustment costs of globalization • Transnational organized crime groups are both a political component of, and a response to globalization • Cri
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