This new report from the Global Initiative Against Transnational Crime sets out to provide a graphic illustration of how the global illicit economy has boomed in the past 20 years and how it poses a serious threat to security, development and justice.  It focuses on the evolution of five major illicit economies over the past 2 decades: human exploitation, illicit environmental markets, illicit drugs, cybercrime and the illegal trade in licit and counterfeit goods. The report also looks at emerging trends of how organised crime may operate in the future, and concludes with recommendations on how to change the trajectories of crime.

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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