This chapter focuses on the trends in transnational organized crime (TOC). It begins by examining the dark side of globalization and how technology can be used for various illicit activities. The chapter then examines the over 100-year drug war, focusing on the cases of Colombia and Mexico. It examines how drug trafficking and organized crime in Colombia and Mexico have been US national security priorities. This section also examines the decriminalization and legalization debate as many scholars have argued that drug trafficking will exist as long as there is a demand for such illicit substances. The chapter then examines President Obama’s drug strategy. Finally, the chapter highlights trends with regard to other criminal groups, focusing on gangs.
- Organize Crime
- Human Trafficking
- Drug Trafficking
- Drug Policy
- Gang Member
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Fonseca, B., Rosen, J.D. (2017). Countering Transnational Organized Crime. In: The New US Security Agenda. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-50194-9_2
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