Transnational Crime and World Legal Traditions Argumentative Essay by Nicky

Looks at the background of world legal traditions as related to an assessment of the threat of transnational crime.
# 145566 | 2,080 words | 5 sources | APA | 2010 | US

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This paper explains the primary types of legal systems and their relationship to the major types of legal traditions, which are common, civil, socialist and Islamic, and their local variations. Next, the author briefly summaries seven theories of criminology. The paper uses the history of the Sicilian mafia to demonstrate the growth of transnational crime, which has become globalized along with the world marketplace.

Table of Contents:
Major Types of Legal Systems
Major Types of Legal Traditions
Police and Correctional Systems
Comparative Criminology: Seven Theories
Transnational Crime

From the Paper:

"In procedures of the inquisitorial systems are more secretive in which the community or neighborhood is the focus of the courts and there are various alternative and non-conventional solutions established in the court. It is somewhat easy to distinguish the correctional systems of the world by whether the system supports corporal punishment or whether they do not. Countries that are 'civilized' do not have the death penalty yet they do regularly apply corporal punishments including whipping and beating of the guilty. Additionally these systems are characterized as being less "correctional overcrowding"."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Braga, A., Fagan, J., Meares, T., Sampson, R., Tyler, T. & C. Winship. (2007). Legitimacy and criminal justice: International perspectives. NY: Russell Sage Foundation.
  • O'Connor, T. (2008). In Part of web cited, MegaLinks in Criminal Justice. Retrieved from of URL accessed on 12 Jan 2009.
  • Reichel, P.L. (2005) Comparative Criminal Justice Systems (5th Ed.) Prentice Hall ISBN: 0-13-113159-1
  • Santino, Umberto (2003) Centro Siciliano di Documentazione "Giuseppe Impastato" - Onlus: From the mafia to transnational crime. CSD. Palermo, Italia. Located online available at:
  • Schneider, J. (2001). "Comparative criminology." Pp. 359-76 in H. Pontell & D. Shichor (Eds.) Contemporary issues in crime & criminal justice.

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