High Seas Piracy Analytical Essay by Nicky

High Seas Piracy
An exploration of maritime piracy and what can be done to combat these crimes today.
# 148440 | 2,596 words | 9 sources | APA | 2011 | US
Published on Oct 25, 2011 in Law (International) , Criminology (Organized Crime Studies)

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The paper provides the background and history of maritime piracy and discusses the various political, economic and terrorist incentives behind modern piracy. The paper then addresses the obstacles to effective criminal enforcement of anti-piracy and argues that there must be a new formulation of international law and insurance regulations. The paper further argues that U.S. and international forces may have to occupy some of the coastal communities in Africa to root out the pirates directly from the coastal communities that harbor them.

Background and History of Maritime Piracy
Incentives for Piracy
Legal and Economic Issues of Anti-Piracy Measures and Law Enforcement
Recommendations and Conclusion

From the Paper:

"Perhaps even more significantly, in terms of its effect on deterring the arming of commercial vessels, is the economic reality in the realm of insurance against loss at sea (Langewiesche, 2004). Various commercial enterprises do offer protective services for commercial vessels navigating dangerous waters. However, the cost of protecting a typical commercial voyage in this manner is approximately $100, 000 per trip. Meanwhile, the actual risk of piracy is still comparatively small in relation to the large numbers of commercial voyages undertaken."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Banker, S. (2003). Enemies of Mankind: The Developing Threat of Modern Maritime Piracy and Terrorism. Springfield, MO: Southwest Missouri State University.
  • Burnett, J. (2002). Dangerous Waters: Modern Piracy and Terror on the High Seas. New York: Dutton.
  • Caldwell, C. "No Surrender to Thugs" Time. Vo. 173, No. 16, (Apr. 27/09).
  • Dershowitz, A. (2002). Why Terrorism Works: Understanding the Threat, Responding to the Challenge. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.
  • Gettleman, J. "Somalia's Pirates Flourish in a Lawless Nation" The New York Times, October 31, 2008.

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