“The porous ness of the border with Mexico, which has recently become a major trading partner for the United States, in particular reinforces peoples perception that the nation is not in the control of its destiny” (Petrie & Reuter, n.d pg 2). The improvement in the technology has also added to the woes of United States, with communication being made easier the international borders have become very permeable. Traditional criminal activities were limited to a particular criminal trade while the present transnational crimes are global in nature and even diverse in dimensions. These crimes are not limited to a particular form and the groups involved in these crimes also are results of motivated groups who aim at destruction, example terrorist groups (Walia, n.d). “A well know example of transnational crime in the form of terrorist attacks is the 9/11 attacks in USA which caused economical damages of 15 million dollars to the infrastructure as well as costed life of more than 3000 people” (Walia, n.d, p. 2). In this paper we try and discuss the different kinds of transnational crimes and understand America’s current and future role in the controlling and monitoring such crimes.
The United Nations in the year 1995 defined International crime as the "offense whose inception, prevention and/or direct effect or indirect effects involved more than one country" (Petrie & Reuter, n.d, p. 8). We discuss the major transnational crimes under this section. We further discuss the laws and policies prevalent in the United States of America against these crimes in the past years.
Money laundering is transferring of money through different countries so that the origin nation of the money becomes difficult to understand. The smugglers, drug traffickers, corrupt officials and public officials basically carry out laundering activities. These