chapter  7
24 Pages

International structures and transnational crime

WithChris Lewis

The years since 1950 have seen an unprecedented development of a large number of international institutions and instruments in all political, social and economic areas. This development aims to reduce conflict and inequality, ease international co-operation and speed economic development. It also responds to the increased movement of goods, services and people, itself a reaction to improved communications as reflected in cheaper transportation and the growth of IT.