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Commentary: Transnational crime and restorative justice.

Coldren Jr., James R. "Chip"
June 4, 2015

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)


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