Global organized crime

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Problem Components
Policy issue area: World
Policy issue: Society
Description: Organized crime (a structured, profit-making enterprise engaged primarily in criminal activities) is now spreading and cooperating worldwide.
Symptoms: Growing international black market in drugs, nuclear fissile materials and conventional armaments; money laundering is estimated at $500 billion a year; sophisticated computer technologies are used increasingly for criminal activities; financial crimes threaten the world's financial infrastructure; thousands of criminal gangs in Russia dominate much of the political, economic and social environments of the former Soviet republics.
Causes: Growing social problems and conflicts; declining moral values; corrupt politicians and law enforcement organizations; increased opportunities through technological advances.
Cost of problem: -
Solution Components
Resources: National and local governments and law enforcement institutions; international organizations; business and financial organizations; research institutes.
Goal: Gradually reduce, and eventually abolish organized criminal activity worldwide.
Program area: World social and economic development.
Program-remedy: 1. Strengthen law enforcement institutions of nation-states
2. Establish international criminal law
3. Set up and implement an international criminal justice system
4. Develop and institute an international police force with worldwide jurisdiction.
Program-prevent: Economic, political and social development under a coordinated strategy of the World Authority.
Cost of program: -
Beneficiaries: Populations and business communities of the countries affected.

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