Source: (2012) Homeland Security Review.6(2):178-182.

This commentary begins with these assumptions (some of which have been fairly well documented by research) and looks toward another global phenomenon, Restorative Justice, for policy guidance for addressing emerging transnational crime problems. This commentary also suggests that we consider whether the very characteristics of transnational crime and the conditions that make it possible open the door to more restorative, preventive, and collaborative approaches to solving transnational crime problems. If the expansion of the world economy, growth in immigration and heterogeneity, and advances in communication and technology provide for the greater possibility of transnational crime, they probably provide for the greater possibility of preventing or reducing the harmful consequences of transnational crime. Whatever resources or possibilities exist pertaining to the problem of transnational crime, we have the wherewithal to mitigate or exacerbate the problem utilizing the resources and social forces at hand... what's good for the goose is good for the gander.(excerpt)