chapter  1
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This chapter isolates the concept of transnational organized crime and examines it in relation to international and municipal law and international criminal law, while attempting to untangle the unstable terminology presently used. Initially, however, the issue of criminology in relation to the so-called transnational condition will be considered.1

The point here is that over the last two centuries criminology as part of social sciences has developed a theoretical foundation for the understanding of crime and society. In view of the transnational nature of the criminality considered in this work, one is led to ask if this theoretical foundation retains its meaning also in this relatively new context.