Transnational and Organized Crime in Oceania

Transnational Crime in Oceania, in TRANSNATIONAL CRIME, Jay Albanese, Paul Reichel, eds., Sage, NY

19 Pages Posted: 2 Aug 2012

See all articles by Roderic Broadhurst

Roderic Broadhurst

Australian National University (ANU); ANU Cybercrime Observatory

Mark Lauchs

Queensland University of Technology - Faculty of Law

Sally Lohrisch

Queensland University of Technology

Date Written: August 1, 2012

Abstract

Oceania has a relatively low level of crime prevalence yet in the smaller and under-developed PICs we have shown that transnational crime has become increasingly common. A risk contained but potentially dangerous if state failure or fragility undermines law enforcement capacities. We predict that as the pace of globalization quickens and the demand for raw materials and resources grows some parts of the Pacific will be prone to criminal enterprises run by both indigenous and foreign crime groups. Australia and New Zealand will remain attractors of illicit goods notably ATS but will in turn be source countries for diminishing fish stock such as beche de mere and abalone as well forest timber. Finally the role of states such as Australia and New Zealand in helping to maintain law enforcement capacities throughout the region will be crucial if organized crime in Oceania is to be kept in check while demand for illicit resources grow.

Keywords: organized crime, oceania, Pacific Island Countries, crime and development

Suggested Citation

Broadhurst, Roderic and Lauchs, Mark and Lohrisch, Sally, Transnational and Organized Crime in Oceania (August 1, 2012). Transnational Crime in Oceania, in TRANSNATIONAL CRIME, Jay Albanese, Paul Reichel, eds., Sage, NY . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2122002 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2122002

Roderic Broadhurst (Contact Author)

Australian National University (ANU) ( email )

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Australia

ANU Cybercrime Observatory ( email )

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 0200
Australia

Mark Lauchs

Queensland University of Technology - Faculty of Law ( email )

Level 4, C Block Gardens Point
2 George St
Brisbane, QLD 4000
Australia

Sally Lohrisch

Queensland University of Technology ( email )

2 George Street
Brisbane, Queensland 4000
Australia

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