|What to do about organized crime?|
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There is a growing focus on, and concern about, organized crime: in public opinion, the media, and among policymakers. I have addressed the issue lately in a number of speeches, for example at the 2009 Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice.
2. Crime has also diversified:
3. Crime has thus become a security threat.
4. Why has organized crime reached such magnitude?
5. The problem will worsen because of the economic crisis?
6. The response to the growing crime has been robust, but not effective.
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I would love to say that it is my pleasure to take part in this panel. Actually, this’ not true: it saddens me, well into the 21st century, to take part in a panel discussion on modern-form of slavery: a crime that shames us all now as much as it did centuries ago..