General Trends in Drug Trafficking and Organized Crime on a Global Scale

  • Hanna Samir Kassab
  • Jonathan D. Rosen


This chapter examines the trends in drug trafficking and organized crime, focusing on the evolution of organized crime. While some of the actors have changed and the world has evolved, there are some trends across time, particularly in the policy realm in terms of which policies have been effective and which have been less effective. Moreover, drug trafficking organizations present challenges not only for state security but also for regional security as a result of the violent tactics that some organizations employ.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hanna Samir Kassab
    • 1
  • Jonathan D. Rosen
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Political ScienceNorthern Michigan UniversityMarquetteUSA
  2. 2.Holy Family UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA

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