Transnational organized crime in Oceania

Broadhurst, Roderic G., Lauchs, Mark A., & Lohrisch, Sally (2013) Transnational organized crime in Oceania. In Albanese, J. & Reichel, P. (Eds.) Transnational Organized Crime : An Overview from Six Continents. Sage, Los Angeles, pp. 141-162.

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Oceania has a relatively low level of crime prevalence yet in the smaller and under-developed PICs we have shown that transnational crime has become increasingly common. A risk contained but potentially dangerous if state failure or fragility undermines law enforcement capacities. We predict that as the pace of globalization quickens and the demand for raw materials and resources grows some parts of the Pacific will be prone to criminal enterprises run by both indigenous and foreign crime groups. Australia and New Zealand will remain attractors of illicit goods notably ATS but will in turn be source countries for diminishing fish stock such as beche de mere and abalone as well forest timber. Finally the role of states such as Australia and New Zealand in helping to maintain law enforcement capacities throughout the region will be crucial if organized crime in Oceania is to be kept in check while demand for illicit resources grow.

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ID Code: 61961
Item Type: Book Chapter
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Keywords: Organised Crime, Oceania, Smuggling, Drugs
ISBN: 9781452290072
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > CRIMINOLOGY (160200) > Criminology not elsewhere classified (160299)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Crime & Justice Research Centre
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Justice
Deposited On: 21 Aug 2013 22:27
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2016 15:12

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