University of Miami National Security & Armed Conflict Law Review


Jeremy Kuester

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Transnational Crime can loosely be defined as a crime that occurs across borders and is differentiated from domestic and international crime by the absence of a single sovereign or supranational power that has absolute jurisdiction over the crime. The dynamics of actors in transnational spaces, as well as the lack of a clear enforcing authority in such spaces, creates significant challenges to efforts to disrupt and deter transnational crime. Addressing these types of crimes requires a holistic approach from state and non-­‐state actors using a variety of tools, many of which are not traditionally law enforcement in nature. Focusing on the financial aspects of transnational crime, this paper seeks to outline some of the current tools available for addressing transnational crime, as well as advocating for an integrated approach to enforcement.