Tackling organised crime: possibly together
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In this chapter, we discuss the strategies that individual states and the international community have put in place to deal with the risks posed by organised crime and drug trafﬁcking. First, we examine some of the problems that affect the possibility of gaining control over organised crime, including difﬁculties of measuring or estimating its extent. We discuss the use of regulatory strategies to deal with organised crime as a local and a global problem. Secondly, we discuss the work of law enforcement agencies in tackling organised crime. This includes issues that relate to investigation and law enforcement in national jurisdictions and in bilateral and multilateral action between states. It also includes a discussion of how the law enforcement agencies are improving investigation by making use of new technologies, and by better co-ordination and management of intelligence. Thirdly, we examine measures for international co-operation against organised crime groups, including the work of bodies such as the EU, the UN and the G7/8 group of nations in generating co-operation through international agreements. Finally, we review how the international community has sought to deal with the problem of drug trafﬁcking.