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Global Criminal Economy

“Transnational Organized Crime: The Globalized Illegal Economy”from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime discusses the different forms of transnational organized crime and discusses its effects.


“The Global Regime for Transnational Crime” from the Council on Foreign Relations in 2013 discusses the effects of organized crime and international efforts to address the problem.


“The World’s Not-So-Hidden Criminal Economy” from the International Relations and Security Network (ISN) in 2012 discusses how globalization has led to the expansion of transnational criminal networks.

“Drug Trafficking” from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime provides a definition of drug trafficking.


“The Transatlantic Cocaine Market” from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in 2011. Read “Trafficking from West Africa to Europe” on page 33 and “The impact of cocaine trafficking to Europe” on page 42.


“The Drug Problem in the Americas: Studies- The Economics of Drug Trafficking” by the Organization of American States. Read Part 1 on page 7, Part 2 on page 15, and Section 5 on page 39.


“International Drug Trafficking: A Global Problem with a Domestic Solution” by Matthew S. Jenner, 2011. This essay recounts history on the illegal drug industry and proposes a solution to drug trafficking.


“Drug Trafficking and Organized Crime in the Americas: Major Trends in the Twenty First Century” by Bruce Bagley discusses trends of the evolution of drug trafficking.

The video “For the Record: Trapped” discusses human trafficking in the United States.

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Natricia Duncan’s “Human Trafficking: ‘We are Haunted by the Horror That We Have Witnessed’” in the Guardian, March 2014.


Sophie Brown’s “Tackling Thailand’s Human Trafficking Problem” in the, June 2014.


Ivy Suriyopas’ “More Penalties for Prostitution Won’t Help Victims of Human Trafficking” in the Guardian, January 2014.


Somaly Mam’s “How to End Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking”in the Forbes, November, 2013.


“Human Trafficking: People for Sale” by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) includes facts, data and what can be done about human trafficking.


“Globalization and Human Trafficking” Loring Jones, David W. Engstrom, Tricia Hilliard, and Mariel Diaz in 2007. This essay discusses how globalization has led to trafficking.


“Sexual Trafficking in Women: International Political Economy and the Politics of Sex” by Andrea Marie Bertone  discusses facts about human trafficking.


“Human Trafficking” by David A. Feingold, 2005, addresses common misconceptions about human trafficking.


“Economics of Human Trafficking” by Elizabeth M. Wheaton, Edward J. Schauer, Thomas V. Galli, 2010, discusses an economic model of human trafficking.

The article “5 Ways Millennials Are in Danger of Bank Fraud” by Lucy Mueller, 2015, discusses how people should still be worried about the possibility of bank fraud.


“Bank Frauds in Nigeria: Underlying Causes, Effects and Possible Remedies” by Eseoghene Joseph Idolor, 2010, discusses the severity of bank frauds in Nigeria.


“Bank fraud: Perception of Bankers in the State of Qatar” by Reem Abdul Latif Nabhan and Nitham M. Hindi, 2009, analyzes the reasons behind banking fraud, especially in Qatar.

“Money Laundering” by the U.S. Department of Treasury defines money laundering.


“What is Money Laundering” by the International Compliance Association provides a definition for money laundering.


“What is Money Laundering?” by FATF defines money laundering and how it works.


“Money Laundering” from Interpol defines money laundering.


“The IMF and the Fight Against Money Laundering and the Financing of Terrorism” from the International Monetary Fund defines money laundering and how it threatens economic stability.


“The Negative Effects of Money Laundering on Economic Development” by Brent L. Bartlett, 2002.


The paper “Money Laundering: The Economics of Regulation” by Donato Masciandaro, 1999, provides an analysis on the economics behind money laundering and its attempts at regulation.


The paper “Money Laundering—A Global Obstacle” by Bonnie Buchanan, 2004, discusses the money laundering process and attempts at regulation.


“The Five Wars of Globalization” by Moises Naim, 2003, presents the five wars of globalization as arms trafficking, the war on drugs, alien smuggling, intellectual property, and money laundering.