Globalisation and Crime: The Challenges to Jurisdictional Principles

23 Pages Posted: 7 Jan 2007

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M. Sornarajah

National University of Singapore - Faculty of Law

Abstract

The process of globalisation has rapidly made crime borderless. This poses challenges to existing rules on jurisdiction, particularly of countries like Singapore which, as a result of the common law tradition, have shown a reluctance to deviate from the territoriality principle. This article argues that such states should move away from this position and respond to the new phenomenon of global integration of criminal syndicates by adopting more innovative th eories of jurisdiction. It uses money-laundering to explore the alternative strategies that may be adopted.

Suggested Citation

Sornarajah, M., Globalisation and Crime: The Challenges to Jurisdictional Principles. Singapore Journal of Legal Studies, pp. 409-431, 1999 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=955271

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