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Crime in a shrinking world

Trends & issues in crime and criminal justice no. 83

P N Grabosky
ISBN 0 642 24063 0 ISSN 0817-8542
Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology, March 1998


The rapid mobility of people, money, information, ideas and commodities in the world today has provided new opportunities for crime, and new challenges for law enforcement agencies. Grabosky reviews some of the major themes of crime and crime control in today's small world. He observes that linkages between events and institutions overseas and at home are inevitable, and will proliferate. As this is likely only to increase, he discusses policy implications for crime control in a global village.