Transnational Organised Crime: Perspectives on Global Security

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breaking down, so that what were once regarded as separate issues are becoming fused. Hypothetically, this might suggest that the criminal law should be abandoned and that energy should be devoted instead to the development of an alternative set of legal tools that might be better suited to dealing with such problems. However, for the present at least, governments have chosen to seek modifications to the criminal law to try to fashion it into a more suitable vehicle for addressing transnational security issues. They thus appear to remain confident that its mechanisms and infrastructure can be manipulated so as to yield viable solutions to these problems.

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