Mukasey warns of global crime; Detectives Beyond Borders asks a question of readers
WASHINGTON — Organized crime has emerged as a top global threat as mobsters conspire worldwide to prey on everything from energy markets to victims of identity theft, Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey said yesterday.
No longer just the stuff of mafia lore, organized-crime groups are particularly dangerous when they hook up with terrorists to turn a profit, Mukasey said in touting a new government focus on mobsters.
Speaking to an audience at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, he said that the “United States faces a new and more modern threat, from international organized crime. We can’t ignore criminal syndicates in other countries on the naive assumption that they are a danger only in their homeland.” Earlier this year, Mukasey convened the first meeting of the U.S. Organized Crime Council since 1993. — AP
With your indulgence for reproducing an old article, I'll ask two questions: What current crime fiction best explores phenomena made possible by globalization, and what opportunities, as yet unexplored, does globalization offer crime authors?
© Peter Rozovsky 2008