EIRP Proceedings, Vol 7 (2012)

Globalization and Money Laundering

George Dorel Popa


Twentieth century has been characterized by many structural changes on the planetary level. The changes were caused by social revolutions, the communist bloc collapse, huge technological advances, not least the significant increase of the international trade volume. The second part of the century brought the globalization as a major feature of our world. Globalization has manifested first in the Economical field and then gradually in other areas of the social life. This phenomenon brought undeniable benefits and a number of risks and negative effects for the countries of the world. The biggest threat in this respect is the extent of transnational organized crime. Implications: The originality of this paper is consisting in understanding of money laundering using the factors that define the formation and development of this crime, as well the favor factors. The added value of the paper comes from interdisciplinary presentation of this crime. This paper highlights the conditions and factors that cause serious consequences in this respect. Studying this crime and its features could be a key for solving many problems in the area of Economical crimes. This paper could contribute to the work of police officers, prosecutors or judges on daily bases fight against crime and its social consequences.


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