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The Politics of Deterrence and Containment of Organized Crime and Terrorism: Problems and Consequences

The Politics of Deterrence and Containment of Organized Crime and Terrorism: Problems and... THE POLITICS OF DETERRENCE The Politics of Deterrence and Containment of Organized Crime and Terrorism: Problems and Consequences In the year 2000, the Clinton Administration gave Colombia $1.3 billion to send police and soldiers into guerrilla - controlled territory to eradicate coca plants cultivated by peasant farmers. Drug trafficking constitutes the major ongoing criminal threat to American society and other societies around the world. It has all of the identifiable components of organized crime, including the incorporation of political terrorism, which the American Cosa Nostra, and even its progenitor, the Sicilian Mafia, never contained in any significant way. Indeed, until the narcotics trade most organ­ ized crime groups worked by stealth and corruption to undermine and compromise law enforcement and none of the major crime syn­ dicates saw the need to war against the political system which was more useful when it was corrupted rather than intimidated by vio­ lence. Along with drug trafficking, the smuggling of aliens has become a major illicit industry - particularly the traffic in women for the profitable sex industries; there is also arms trafficking, illic­ it technology transfers of materials for weapons and nuclear power systems, money laundering, counterfeiting, intellectual property rights violations, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Social Distress and Homeless Taylor & Francis

The Politics of Deterrence and Containment of Organized Crime and Terrorism: Problems and Consequences

Journal of Social Distress and Homeless , Volume 12 (1-2): 37 – Jan 1, 2003
37 pages

The Politics of Deterrence and Containment of Organized Crime and Terrorism: Problems and Consequences

Abstract

THE POLITICS OF DETERRENCE The Politics of Deterrence and Containment of Organized Crime and Terrorism: Problems and Consequences In the year 2000, the Clinton Administration gave Colombia $1.3 billion to send police and soldiers into guerrilla - controlled territory to eradicate coca plants cultivated by peasant farmers. Drug trafficking constitutes the major ongoing criminal threat to American society and other societies around the world. It has all of the identifiable components of...
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Taylor & Francis
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Copyright 2003 Taylor and Francis Group LLC
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1573-658X
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1053-0789
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10.1080/10530789.2003.11739482
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Abstract

THE POLITICS OF DETERRENCE The Politics of Deterrence and Containment of Organized Crime and Terrorism: Problems and Consequences In the year 2000, the Clinton Administration gave Colombia $1.3 billion to send police and soldiers into guerrilla - controlled territory to eradicate coca plants cultivated by peasant farmers. Drug trafficking constitutes the major ongoing criminal threat to American society and other societies around the world. It has all of the identifiable components of organized crime, including the incorporation of political terrorism, which the American Cosa Nostra, and even its progenitor, the Sicilian Mafia, never contained in any significant way. Indeed, until the narcotics trade most organ­ ized crime groups worked by stealth and corruption to undermine and compromise law enforcement and none of the major crime syn­ dicates saw the need to war against the political system which was more useful when it was corrupted rather than intimidated by vio­ lence. Along with drug trafficking, the smuggling of aliens has become a major illicit industry - particularly the traffic in women for the profitable sex industries; there is also arms trafficking, illic­ it technology transfers of materials for weapons and nuclear power systems, money laundering, counterfeiting, intellectual property rights violations,

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Journal of Social Distress and HomelessTaylor & Francis

Published: Jan 1, 2003

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