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Academic Study The academic study of transnational crime is still in its infancy, particularly when  compared to other criminological concerns. For example, there are no textbooks in this  area that give an overview of all types of transnational crime and how various countries are  attempting to deal with it. This course should contribute to a better overall understanding  of this topic. However, there are a number of important issues that need to be discussed in relation to the  academic study of transnational crimes. These include: 1. Why have certain negative behaviors been focused upon (e.g. drug trafficking) while 
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Unformatted text preview: others (global pollution) not been treated as serious crime issues? 2. Can crime statistics compiled by different countries even be compared? 3. What are we to make of the fact that not all countries have laws criminalizing the negative behaviors we are discussing? For example, money laundering is not universally a crime. 4. How do we account for the major differences in policy in regards to preventing and deterring these type crimes? The United States has been employing imprisonment of both dealers and users as the solution to drug trafficking; in Holland you can purchase marijuana in cafes....
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