Transnational Crime and Terrorism / Organized Crime

Lack of Consensus on Interaction Between Terrorism and Organized CrimeThe relationship between terrorism and organized crime is multifaceted and complex. Although there is a lack of consensus regarding the characteristics and parameters of cooperation among terrorists and organized criminals, experts have made an effort to explain the criminal activities of both groups with the aim of understanding how they organize, function, and interact with one another. Photo: This cache represents one of the biggest busts (2008) of Mexican operatives working with European counterparts. They came as Mexican cartels moved in on trafficking routes traditionally dominated by Colombians, who produce most of the world’s cocaine. is a Tactical and Utilitarian tool for BothTerrorism and organized crime are distinct criminal activities.  Although their…

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William Bloss

Dr. William P. Bloss is Professor and Chair of the Department of Criminal Justice at East Carolina University. His previous academic appointments were at The Citadel and University of Houston. He...