Counteracting Transnational Organized Crime: Challenges and Countermeasures

April, 2010

This report outlines the origins of transnational organized crime, describes how it manifests itself and identifies possible threats against societies. Money laundering is dealt with in some detail since it facilitates transnational crime activities and their expansion into the legal economy. The challenges posed by financial crime are identified and guidelines for its prevention are outlined. The EU strategy against transnational organized crime is an example of how the common European model of crime prevention can be implemented elsewhere.

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