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Transnational Organized Crime in the Balkans from a Cultural Perspective
by Wong, Tomasina, M.S., Utica College, 2020, 56; 28257440
Abstract (Summary)

Transnational organized crime in the Balkans has been steadily evolving. From times of war and violence into the post-war transition, the stability of organized crime has remained. The purpose of this research was to question the relationship between transnational organized crime and cultural perceptions in the Balkans. The study examined the three areas of culture, social theories, laws, policies. How do cultural perceptions differ on a regional versus country basis? What social theories explain organized crime, domestically, and internationally? How are the laws, policies, and regimes in place considered effective in terms of deterrence and motivation?

This research found the perspectives of culture from the regional and country-level, incorporating social theories towards explaining engagement in organized crime and laws, policies, and procedures towards motivation and deterrence. The research also goes into detail into the advancement of organized crime and evolution to transnational organized crime. Recommendations for future research included navigating the actual connections of transnational organized crime to place its reach. Additionally, it was recommended for a study to be conducted on the topic's viewpoints from a country perspective, further combining all information and research into one fully detailed and comprehensive study.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Riddell, Christopher M.
Commitee: Corbo, Leslie
School: Utica College
Department: Cybersecurity
School Location: United States -- New York
Source: MAI 82/6(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Information Technology, International Relations, Organization Theory, European Studies, Law, Public policy, Cultural anthropology, Criminology
Keywords: Cybercrime, Christopher Riddell, Organized crime, Balkan culture, Transnational organized crime, Post-war transition
Publication Number: 28257440
ISBN: 9798557024631
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