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Smuggling in the Asia-Pacific Region - At the present, the phenomenon of people smuggling is a vital issue in the globalization. The impact of smuggling in people is not restricted in one country but it causes a variety of impacts. Most developed countries often suffering from the issue of people smuggling For example, in 2001, around 43,000 illegal migrants from both Pakistanis and Afghans resided in the UK, US economy has suffered from the rising number of illegal migrants from Mexican approximately 11 million during 2006. Moreover, people smuggling not only provide a matter of illegal migrant but also it leads to the link between smuggling and serious crime as dual crimes such as in 2000, international organized crime group w...   [tags: Globalization, Crime, Current Events]
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Drug Smuggling in Malaysia - Drug smuggling cases have created a grave concerns in Malaysia. As I go through the “Special Report : Decline in Drug Mules” 2010 by BERNAMA, I feel impel to discuss further about this issue. In this article, the definition of drug mule is not given. But, I have come across a definition from Smith (2010) which stated that drug mules are people whose bodies are used to transport drugs to another country. Moreover, Kusyi (2010) defined drug mule as a phrase that refers to someone who is willing or duped to be a courier, carrying drugs or smuggling drugs to other countries....   [tags: Legal Issues, Drugs, Drug Mule] 1277 words
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Palestinian Smuggling Tunnels - Ever since the 1948 Arab-Israeli conflict and the Six Day War in 1967, when Israel occupied the West Bank, East Jerusalem, Golan Heights, Sinai and Gaza Strip, Palestinians have been fighting for their ‘birthright’ country and have unfortunately been pushed into a corner and surrounded by borders by the Israeli’s, unsurprisingly, it has tormented and tested the Palestinians living in these occupied territories with shifting forms of Israeli military and civilian rule , which consequently has sparked major uprisings by Palestinians such as the second Intifada....   [tags: Defying Israel and Egypt]
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The Real Threat Of Nuclear Smuggling - The Real Threat of Nuclear Smuggling This reading was based on the controversy over the threat that nuclear smuggling poses. It begins by going over the view of each side in a brief manner. It states that some analysts dismiss it as a minor nuisance while others find the danger to be very real and probable. This reading stands mainly for the belief that nuclear smuggling is a real danger. The analysts that find this issue to be a problem say that nuclear smuggling presents grave and serious because even though the percent of these type of smuggling is less than that of drugs for example, the law-enforcement type officials are also less experienced at stopping shipments of an item such as...   [tags: essays research papers] 565 words
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Smuggling Drugs into the United States - Smuggling Drugs into the United States On July 30, Federal agents charged twelve Delta Air Lines employees of smuggling drugs into the United States. Nine Delta Airlines workers were arrested and three others are sought as suspects in a scheme that brought 10 tons of Colombian cocaine into the U.S. via Delta flights from Puerto Rico. Over a three to four year period, employees stashed cocaine in suitcases and packed the drug into cargo containers which were then transported primarily to New York from San Juan's Munóz Marin International Airport, agents said (Christopher Wren, "Nine at Delta Are Seized in Smuggling of Cocaine," New York Times, July 31, 1997, p....   [tags: Papers] 1056 words
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Smuggling Of Nuclear Material - Smuggling of Nuclear Material Over the past five years the former states of the Soviet Union haven't been able to prevent the leakage of nuclear material. Nuclear materials and technologies are more accessible now than at any other time in history, due to the breakup of the Soviet Union and the worsening of economic conditions. No longer does the Soviet KGB, the Soviet military and the Soviet border guards have the control to stop the smuggling of nuclear material's. With the Cold War being over, there is a huge stockpile of over 100 nuclear sites (See Appendix A)....   [tags: essays research papers] 998 words
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Drug Smuggling - Drug Smuggling      Drug smuggling is on a current up raise and there seems to be no way of stunting it growth. But here a some ways some states are trying to slow the rate of drug smuggling.      In Illinois there is a program called “Operation Cash Crop” or the OCC. This is a combine of the ISP and the DEA. It's goal is to locate places where marijuana is grown then destroy all of it's gardens. During the span of 1983-88 these “OCC” led to 442 arrest and destroyed over 2 million marijuana plants....   [tags: Drugs Narcotics Drug War Essays]
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The Spread of Drugs as a World Problem - There are many security threats facing nation states. The threat of international terrorism attract the most headlines and governments spend a lot of money to combat it. But there are so called "soft security" threats that if not dealt with lead to the strengthening of organized crime groups that wreak havoc on a society's security and economy. Three of the threats that challenge states today are the smuggling of drugs, arms trafficking, and illegal alien smuggling. In the United States, the porous border with Mexico has only made these threats more imminent....   [tags: Trafficking, Smuggling, Border] 1203 words
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The Ethicality of the U.S. Refugee Resettlement Program - Imagine having to watch from afar as your child travels alone. Then imagine having to hear that they were placed in a children’s detention center and have taken their own life to escape. This imagination was simply a horrifying reality for the parents of Noemi Álvarez Quillay. Noemi was apart of “The United States Resettlement Agency” that is a form of immigration reform that cares for unaccompanied migrant children. (Dwyer) On her way to see her parents in New York with a “coyote” (smuggler), twelve-year old Noemi was picked up by police authorities and taken to a children’s shelter....   [tags: human trafficking, smuggling]
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Ways to Minimize the Risk of Child Kidnapping in Malaysia - ... The strangers may question the children that, “your father has been injured in a accident, lets follow me to hospital”. Parents should teach children not to believe on those negative statements made by strangers (Hilgeman, 1999). Besides, children should not accept any gift given by strangers,such as candy. Parents also need to tell the children to run away if the strangers try to pull them into the car (Murphy, 2014). Besides that, teach the children not to open the doors to any strangers, especially when they are alone in home (Canadian Centre for Child Protection Inc, 2011)....   [tags: child smuggling and self protection]
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Smuggling Cuban Baseball Players - Major League Baseball (MLB) in America has an influx of players from across the world and many come from Latin American countries. The country of Cuba has numerous players playing in the MLB even though Cuban citizens are not allowed to leave Cuba without a permit that is very difficult to get. Most young Cuban baseball players are forced to flea the country in order to enter the MLB. These young men have to risk jail time and their lives in hopes of getting a payday in America. They are smuggled out of their country by way of boat and often with help of the drug cartels....   [tags: MLB, latin american countries, athletes]
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Organized Crime - Organized crime is often described similarily by groups like government, the press and popular opinion. This similar definition is described through the knowledge people have gained from pop-culture movies, television shows, magazines, novels and stories from newspaper articles. Often these newspaper articles are written by authors who have little more knowledge on the structure of organized crime then what their favorite Sopranos episode dictates. It is extremely rare in today's society that somone who has an opinion on organized crime (which is almost everyone) has gained this opinion through first-hand experience (Finckenauer, p....   [tags: International Drug Smuggling] 1050 words
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Why Drug Trafficking Continues to Rise Despite the Risks Involved - ... All sources of transportation should be checked for drugs, even the ones that are least susceptible. Cocaine originates in many different parts of the world. According to Drug Traffic, most of the supply originates from Central and South America. In Great Britain, cocaine amounts are also very high in trade and demand. According to Britain is Facing 'Emerging Threat' From Live Streaming of Sex Abuse, "almost half of organised crime groups are involved in some way in the drug trade, with 18 to 23 tonnes of heroin and around 30 tonnes of cocaine imported annually into Britain.” Great Britain is not the only country with a high supply, however....   [tags: cocaine smuggling and use]
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Just Take Away Their Guns - In the essay, “Just Take Away Their Guns,” James Q. Wilson proposes a particular method to assist gun control laws in our country. Wilson proposes that if law enforcement acquires street frisks, the possession of illegal guns will drop in numbers. Through his many methods of persuasion, Wilson’s essay is executed effectively. He shows reasoning and fairness to the opposing sides to his argument but lacks the thought to other issues, such as the economy and social outrage brought on by his idea....   [tags: james wilson, illegal guns, smuggling]
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The Border Patrol State - The Border Patrol State In “The Border Patrol State” Leslie Silko makes accusations of the border patrol’s mistreatment of American citizens of Mexican decent, making the argument with almost evidence. Silko, a critically acclaimed poet, sees the border patrol as a governmental assembly addicted to interrogation, torture, and the murder of those they see fit. Leslie Silko certainly makes accusations that some could argue far exceed the boundaries of journalism integrity, and fail to deliver with evidence to back them up....   [tags: Leslie Silko Illegal Drugs Smuggling Essays]
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Crime and Punishment in the Seventeenth-century - Source A is a mid seventeenth-century engraving showing the 'swimming test' of a woman accused of witchcraft. The swimming test was used to find witches. The accused would be submerged in water, and if they floated on the surface they were assumed guilty of witchcraft. Source A illustrates uniformed spectators. The very fact that they are uniformed shows that the swimming test was a sanctioned event. The source also shows a creature which looks a little like a warthog, which may represent the witch's familiar....   [tags: Criminal Justice Essays] 2270 words
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Human trafficking - Well within every country’s walls is an underground scene that exploits people in any way that it can. These exploitations happen with or without the consent of those being exploited. Human trafficking and migrant smuggling are two similar but also different issues that affect virtually every country in the world. Human trafficking is defined as “the acquisition of people by improper means such as force, fraud or deception, with the aim of exploiting them” (United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime, 2012) while smuggling migrants is “the procurement for financial or other material benefit of illegal entry of a person into a State of which that person is not a national or resident” (United Nat...   [tags: Trafficking, migration, rights]
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Illegal Immigration Reforms and Laws in The U.S. - "One of the critical issues that we have to confront is illegal immigration, because this is a multi-headed Hydra that affects our economy, our health care, our health care, our education systems, our national security, and also our local criminality." This is a quote from Allen West a United States Representative and former military lieutenant who is heavily involved in illegal immigration reforms and laws in the U.S. Illegal immigration in the U.S has become an enormous problem in the past several years....   [tags: mexican cartels, prostitution, illegal work]
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Human Trafficking in the United States - In 2010, there were almost 30,000 Latino immigrants in Durham, ninety percent of which were undocumented immigrants (Johnson). Initially, most Latino immigrants arrived in the southwest, but since the turn of the century, more have settled in new destinations, such as Durham, and other parts of the Southeast, due to opportunities to work in low-skilled jobs. Pushing forces that lead people to migrate include better life opportunities, poverty as a result of war, political unrest and injustice, and environmental disasters....   [tags: Modern-Day Slavery]
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Japanese, Russian, Chinese, and Mexican Organized Crime - Organized crime is an international issue and it exists in several different countries, such as; Italy, China, Japan, Russia and the United States of America. Although all these groups of organized crime have many things in common they tend to have different ways of doing something, or they may not do them at all. Many also commit similar types of crimes, and others commit crimes other groups would not. It is thought that the Russian Mafia has existed in Russia for several centuries. When Russia was still the Soviet Union, corruption began to develop because of the Communist era....   [tags: Crime Essays]
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Foreign Aid is Used for Illegal Activities - Foreign aid is a type of funding that helps support many countries in great need. Other names for this term are foreign assistance, financial aid, and overseas aid. There are many ways a country can receive aid. One way would be a country giving money to the recipient country. This is the most known form of aid, but the other forms of aid can include tents, food, and weapons. When foreign aid is used on illegal activities, it not only affects one country’s economy. A country does not merely just have a lack of aid coming into a certain sector....   [tags: foreign assistance, financial aid]
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Rita Hayworth and The Shawshank Redemption - There is a staggering amount of corruption in the prison system that is caused by pressure on the inmates as well as the employees in Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption by Stephen King. The aforementioned corruption contributes greatly to many of the main plot points in the story such as; the harassment of the prisoners, the smuggling of contraband items into Shawshank, and the prisoners making their own lives easier by using the corruption for their own purposes. Corruption is a main cause of the harassment and exploitation of the prisoners....   [tags: prison system, corruption]
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America's War on Drugs - Throughout history, Americans have fought many enemies that threaten the safety of our great Nation and provided aid and resources to our partnering countries in their time of despair. However, the consequences were substantial, countless brave men and women lost their lives defending the freedom of Americans. Today American’s fight a different kind of war; it is a war without a clear enemy or end in sight. Today, America fights a War on Drugs. In the early 1970s, the War on Drugs was still relatively new and drug smuggling continued, going virtually unimpeded through the U.S....   [tags: Illicit Drugs]
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Mexico’s War on Drugs - Every day the U.S. border patrol has to constantly keep an eye out for the smuggling of drugs by Mexican Cartels. There has been much violence due to this drug problem that has left many people near the border killed and is allowing more criminals to obtain these weapons. A lot of this attention goes to the U.S. because many of the weapons utilized in the “drug war” are U.S. made and is interfering with trading relations amongst both the U.S. and Mexico. With this current violent situation in Mexico this has transformed the flow of weapons to an even larger scale....   [tags: US Border Patrol, Mexico]
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How does Hardy show social injustice in the 19th Century in England? - How does Hardy show social injustice in the 19th Century in England. Thomas Hardy was born in 1840 and died in 1928 at the age of 88. Thomas Hardy’s father was a stonemason and his mother a servant to a vicar. Hardy could not afford to continue his education as he wished and was apprenticed to John Hicks, a local church architect from 1862 to 1867. He served as assistant to Arthur Bloomfield, a London architect. Hardy hated London and returned to Dorset and worked for Hicks until 1874. Despite his employment Hardy was writing continually during this period of life....   [tags: Free Essay Writer] 2095 words
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Opium and Trade - The thought of opium as a topic of conversation in China throughout the late eighteenth century and nineteenth century brought about discussions that varied from arguments for its legalization and praise of its distributors to the complete ban of the drug and punishment for all users and smugglers. For those who acted as proponents of the narcotic, they sincerely believed that this necessary evil was one of the only aspects of the economy that could effectively propel China into the same class as that of the world’s supreme powers (Janin 6)....   [tags: Economics ]
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Mexico's Drug War - A former director of the United States Drug Enforcement Agency’s Mexican office once stated:” The heroin market abhors a vacuum.” The truth in this statement can be extended to not only the heroin trade but also the trade of numerous other drugs of abuse; from cocaine to methamphetamines, the illicit drug trade has had a way of fluidity that allows insert itself into any societal weakness. Much like any traditional commodity good, illicit drugs have become not only an economy in and of themselves, they have transformed into an integral part of the legitimate global economy....   [tags: United States Drug Enforcement Agency]
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Arizona Bill 1070: All States Should Enact Similar Laws - In 2010, the Arizona Senate introduced a bill that would become one of the strictest and anti-illegal immigration bills ever to be debated, and eventually implemented in the United States. The bill, usually referred to as Arizona Bill 1070, requires all aliens to carry their registration documents at all times. 1070 makes it a state misdemeanor for an alien to be in Arizona without carrying the required documents and bars state or local officials or agencies from restricting enforcement of federal immigration laws....   [tags: U.S. Law, illegal immigration, immigrants]
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The Cultural and Political Life of Saudi Arabia - Crimes punishable by the death sentence in Saudi Arabia include murder, serious attacks on the Islam religion, adultery, dress codes, and since 1987, drug smuggling. Under Saudi Arabian law, serious crimes merit serious consequences. Repeated theft is punishable by amputation of the right hand, administered under anesthetic. Because most meals in Saudi Arabia are eaten by hand from a communal bowl and only the right hand may touch the food, this punishment effectively bans the convicted thief from society....   [tags: Culture]
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Drug Influence in the United States and Mexico - For more than forty years our country has had a problem with our southern border neighbor - Mexico. The issue with the increasing number of consumers of drugs along with the violence associated with the smuggling of narcotics can be traced back to 1954, during Eisenhower’s presidency (Suddath). When Eisenhower was president he realized that the rates of people using drugs was increasing, which is why he started a five member cabinet to stop the “narcotic addiction” (Suddath). Still this issue seemed to be a growing problem because in 1973 President Nixon founded the Drug Enforcement Administration (Suddath)....   [tags: drugs, weapon, border with mexico]
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The Causes of Illegal Immigration in the US - As you can see, the issue of the border relating to immigration has never been straightforward. Instead of enforcing the laws of our country, exceptions were made during times of war which created problems that could not be overturned. Now we have illegal immigrants in our nation and any action is opposed by some special interest group. One of those groups is the Mexican government. Since the 1980's, and most prominently recently, the Mexican government has opposed our restriction of the border because their working class far overflows the few low paying jobs offered in the country....   [tags: mexican border, immigrants, mexican government]
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The Overcrowding, Gangs and Substance Abuse in Prisons - The overcrowding issues in prisons, the gangs in prisons and the illegal drugs and substances. In this assignment, I will be discussing respectively in order on these three issues and what can be done to correct it. In additions, I will be discussing about what I would do to rectify these issues if I were in charge, I will be using my own ideas along with the researches from credible sources to support my ideas. First, I would like to discuss about the overcrowding issues in prisons. Prison is not a good and enjoyable place to be in a first place however, more people are going to prison....   [tags: correctional systems, criminal justice]
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Effective Law Enforcement and Less Crime - From day to day, everyone experiences some form of racial profiling. When people go to apply for a job, they are required to state their race and ethnicity on the application; this is so that the employer can hire the correct amount of people by their race and ethnicity as required by the federal law known as Affirmative Action (Wikipedia). In addition, when people go apply for college, driver licenses, social security, food assistance/stamps, unemployment, and even health care, you are required to provide your race and ethnicity for approval....   [tags: Law Enforcement ]
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The Trials of Immigration in America - America is a very proud country full of spirit and determination. I would dare say we have more pride in our country than people from most any other country in the world. The problem is there are people in other countries that try to corrupt and pollute our way of life. We call these people terrorists, but recently we have found out that these people are really immigrants. This country was founded and populated through immigration. What kind of terror can some simple immigrants cause. That is a great question, but when I bring up the words Mafia, Terror attacks, and Drug Cartels people finally wake up and start to take notice....   [tags: Immigration ]
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Demolishing the Saudi Arabian Society - Jon Weinberg stated, in an article titled “Sword of Justice. Beheadings arise in Saudi Arabia”, that in 2007, the official number of executions in Saudi Arabia was 151. Saudi Arabia is located in the Middle East. It is in between the Persian Gulf and the Red Sea. Its northern borders are Jordan, Kuwait, and Iraq, with Yemen to its south, and Oman, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates to its east. Saudi Arabia is a complete monarchy meaning the king rules over everything. The current leader of Saudi Arabia is King Abdullah ibn Abdul Aziz Al Saud....   [tags: Capital Punishment, Gender Inequality]
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The Truth About Blood Diamonds - It’s hard to imagine that a mineral could be fueling wars and funding corrupt governments. This mineral can be smuggled undetected across countries in a coat pocket, then be sold for vast amounts of money. This mineral is used in power tools, parts of x-ray machines, and microchips but mostly jewelry. Once considered the ultimate symbol of love, the diamond has a darker story. "Blood" diamonds or "conflict" diamonds are those mined, polished, or traded in areas of the world where the rule of law does not exist....   [tags: Conflict Diamonds]
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The Debate Over Airport Security - Airport security Does the thought of going through airport security make you want to jump off a bridge. Some people may think that security in airports is either too strict, or it is not enforced enough. Airport security has certainly developed over time, both in terms of more technology, and in terms of increased security. It has had a lot of reasons to step up, both with terrorist attacks, and with other incidents, such as the way that explosive technology has evolved. The topic of airport security is a big debate: is it too strict or not strict enough....   [tags: federal aviation, x-ray machine]
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My Understanding of Extremism and Domestic Terrorism - My understanding of extremism is that it’s a term used to describe the actions or ideologies of individuals or groups outside the perceived political center of a society; or otherwise claimed to violate common moral standards. In democratic societies, individuals or groups which advocate that democracy should be replaced with some kind of authoritarian regime are usually branded extremists. There have been several terrorist acts committed in the United States of America, not by terrorists that live in other countries and despise the American ways and ideas, but by our own citizens who live and work in the United States of America....   [tags: Extremist, Terrorist, Ku Klux Klan] 698 words
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Opium Trade in China - Opium and Trade Opium as a topic of discussion can lead to many arguments either for or against the introduction of the drug into the Chinese society. Initially, these opinions began to circulate upon its initial presentation to the people of China in the late eighteenth century and late nineteenth century when its popularity and reputation were rather miniscule and mysterious. On one side, arguments favored its legalization and actually praised its distributors because of the positive impact, albeit temporarily, for the people of China in a hallucinogenic manner and the importers from other countries, that it had overall....   [tags: Chinese Government]
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Globalization and Human Trafficking - Trafficking in human beings is now the fastest-growing business of organized crime. Men, women and children are trafficked within their own countries and across international borders. More than one person is smuggled across a border every minute which is the equivalent to ten jumbo jets every single day. And the trade earns twice as much as the Coca Cola brand. (STOP THE TRAFFIK 2014) According to estimates, more than 700,000 people are trafficked every year for the purposes of sexual exploitation and forced labour....   [tags: Human Trafficking]
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Human Trafficking in Djibouti - This report will analyze the impacts and assumptions of Djibouti’s human trafficking and forced labor issues. If the United States and NATO were to challenge the procedures on how Djibouti makes their money to sustain the economy, would the effects be positive or negative. Djibouti does not produce enough raw materials to sustain itself without the export of humans to international partners. The United States has constant issues with countries that sell and force labor upon humans. The consensus is that some things are better left un-said for sake of national security....   [tags: red sea, forced labors]
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17th Century English Mercantilism - Mercantilism Essay England in the 17th century adopted the policy of mercantilism, exercising control over the trade of the colonies, thus greatly affecting their political and economical development. Mercantilism was the policy in Europe throughout the 1500's to the 1700's where the government of the mother country controlled the industry and trade of other, weaker settlements with the idea that national strength and economic security comes from exporting more than what is imported. Possession of colonies provided the countries with sources of raw materials and markets for their manufactured goods....   [tags: European History] 938 words
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Different Types of Organized Crime in Canada - Different Types of  Organized Crime in Canada  Organized crime in Canada has many faces. The people who engage in organized crime are as varied as the types of organized crimes they engage in. There are essentially four categories of organized crime in Canada. These four categories are: (A) Aboriginal organized crime groups, (B) Outlaw motorcycle gangs, (C) Traditional Italian Mafia crime groups, ethnic groups such as Asian Triads and Vietnamese gangs, (D) Colombian cartels and emerging crime groups from Russia and Nigeria (Beare 1996: 75)....   [tags: Criminal Justice Essays]
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Welcome to America - American population is made up of people with different ethnic background, religious ideologies, political beliefs, and American has accepted an arrival of new people from overseas very warmly. However, America is been cautioned about an immigration issue for past hundred years. During Progressive Era, and Industrialization, rate of immigration has increased exponentially, and American government has set up a strict immigration laws to control the flow of people across the US borders. Legal immigration favors American society, and economy....   [tags: Immigration] 853 words
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The Black Market - The Black Market is defined as people who engage in illicit trade. Smuggling of Nuclear weapons plays a role in this. The Russians, U.S., and other countries are involved. Russia has been one the move since the Cold War ended. The Russians position threat to many lives with nuclear sales. Many Russian affiliations and events are to blame including Russian Mafia, military intelligence, Trading Air, collapse in economy, and disgruntled Nuclear employees. Russian Crime organizations have grown to a high number since the end of the Cold War....   [tags: essays research papers] 1281 words
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Wild Life Trafficking - Trafficking is a form of smuggling that has a long history throughout the world. Just like any trade, the forms of trafficking differ as to what is needed in the market. Examples of trafficking and smugglings include: drugs, weapons, alcohol, tobacco, women, children and all forms of wildlife (animals and plants). Wildlife trafficking is a serious threat to the environment. Animals, for example, are usually stolen from their natural habitat and sold in the black markets for large sums of money. Removing animals and/or plants from their natural habitat affects the ecosystem, ruins the food chain and risks driving those animals and plants towards extinction (FREELAND,2010)....   [tags: Environmental Issues]
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What is the Relationship Between the Formation of a Modern Chinese Identity and the War of Resistance Against Japan? - From September 18th, 1931, the date of undeclared Japanese invasion into Manchuria, to August 14th, 1945 marking the end of the War of Resistance, China experienced unprecedented suffering and loss in its struggle for survival. Throughout this time, social, economic, and political conditions underwent severe changes. In the eyes of the world, the Japanese committed sins beyond repentance, and half a century later, no development is evident in this respect. Yet, the War of Resistance gave rise to an invaluable aspect of Chinese culture that defines the nation today....   [tags: Chinese history, culture, politics]
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The Decision of King Philip II of Spain to Send the Armada Against England - The Spanish Armada was a giant flotilla of Spanish warships send by the Catholic Spanish King Philip II in 1588. This flotilla was sent to retaliate against England for supporting the piracy and terrorizing of Spanish ships in the Atlantic, and for championing the Netherlands in their revolt against Spain. Philip’s decision to send the Armada was ultimately a result of Queen Elizabeth I’s behavior toward Spain, and the influence of the Church who declared Elizabeth as illegitimate and therefore unfit to rule....   [tags: European History]
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Political and Economic Issues Along the U.S. and Mexico Border - Introduction and Statement of Purpose According to Jason Riley (2009) there are an estimated ten to twelve million illegal immigrants living within the United States (p. 54). According to Cieslik, Felsen, and Kalaitzidis (2009), over half of these illegal immigrants are from Mexico (p. 185). These population estimates have led the United States to take action along our border. We have built a fence, deployed various surveillance systems, and currently employ thousands of U.S. Border Protection officers....   [tags: Immigration]
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Economic Politics and the Lead up to the American Revolution - The revolution has its roots in the economic politics of the 1700s. The situation through the world was already tense, especially the situations in England and France where both countries were feeling the repercussions of years of warfare. Contrasted against this was the situation in the English Colonies of America. For years the Colonies were able to enjoy the benefits of English rule and protection without significant taxation or expenditure. Due to the fall out from the French and Indian War and the economic consequences of protection the colonies, England passed several taxation laws on the colonies....   [tags: England, France, English Colonies, America]
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Motherhood, Sacrifice, and Hope for Humanity in _Frozen River_ - In Frozen River (2008), Courtney Hunt tells a story of a white, poverty-stricken mother of two, Ray Eddy (Melissa Leo), who partners by chance with a Mohawk Indian mother named Lila Littlewolf (Misty Upham), in smuggling of illegal immigrants to the US from Canada across the frozen river (St. Lawrence River) – the border. Author of The New York Times article aptly states that Hunt’s film “evokes a perfect storm of present-day woes: illegal immigration, ethnic tension, depressed real estate, high gas prices and dire poverty” (Holden)....   [tags: Film Analysis]
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Temperance Act: Frances Willards's We Sang Rock of Ages - Did you know that in the 1920s the American government poisoned alcoholic beverages to stop excessive use of it from the consumers. Of course, this happened during Prohibition which was the America government’s attempt to stop and illegalize the manufacture and marketing of beer. Surprisingly, Prohibition lasted from 1920 until 1933.Throughout the prohibition period, many famous and infamous leaders rose, such as Alphonse Capone, Carry Nation, and Adolphus Busch. Expectedly the use of alcohol during the 1920s caused strong and respectable men to become diverted dull and to be extremely abusive to their spouse and children; therefore causing it to be a necessity to be abolished in the eyes of...   [tags: Prohibition, Corrupt Law Enforcement]
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Maria Full of Grace: United States Failing Global Expectations - Maria Full of Grace, written and directed by Joshua Marston, is a film portraying the Colombian drug trade. Marston being born in the U.S, includes some international socially fragile aspects within this film. He shows the globalization of the flower and drug trade, within Colombia. Incidentally showing the globalization of the film industry as well. As this film reaches towards a specific audience who are sentimental to the negative activities in the global south. Marston includes an unrealistic portrayal about immigrants in America....   [tags: Joshua Marston, Film Analysis, Drug Trade]
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Maritime Boundaries and Disputes on The Indian Ocean Region - The Indian Ocean Region (IOR) is a complex environment, in which four continents border and many countries operate (Bhaskar & Kemp, 2011). Maritime security of the IOR is an extremely broad area of concern. It covers everything from terrorism, the physical security of ports and ships, right through to the security of energy resources into the future (Brewster, et al., 2013). The principal maritime security challenges of the IOR include maritime borders/ disputes, energy and mineral resources security, asymmetric threats and organised crime....   [tags: maritime security, mineral resources]
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The United States Law Enforcement and Money Laundering - Has one ever wondered how a criminal can enjoy his profits without being exposed. If a criminal wants to enjoy his money successfully, he knows he has to hide the true proceeding of his wealth. Since criminals began doing misdeeds for money, there have been ways to disguise the real origins of the profits. For example, the famous Al Capone was so careful hiding the true proceedings of his criminal activities that the police could only arrest him for tax evasion charges, now considered money laundering, too....   [tags: criminals, Al Capone]
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If I Was the President of Afghanistan - Corruption is a disease which badly effects on good governance. It poisons business practices and erodes the quality of living in a country. Unfortunately, Afghanistan has been suffering from this misery in the past few years. Due to lack of having good leadership, corruption has become a tradition in the government institutions and resulted welfare lost for the people of Afghanistan. The Government officials sacrificed public welfare and work as entrepreneurs by using government power, assets, and breaking laws for private gain....   [tags: World Government]
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FDI Flows in China and Hong Kong - The aim of this research is to study the role of Hong Kong in the Pearl River Delta by examining FDI flows. In order to truly understand why the Chinese coastal region is intertwined with Hong Kong , it is key to be aware of the history and the development of both regions. This section discusses the most important institutional and economic developments of mainland China from the 18th century up until the China’s accession to the World Trade Organization in 2001 with respect to foreign trade. Furthermore, the section discusses the development and the role of the Pearl River Delta....   [tags: International Business]
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The International Bill That Threatens Online Privacy - Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA) were big bills recently in the EU and America that caught the attention of nearly every internet user. It was hard to not notice these two bills. These legislations would have pushed copyright infringement on many sites and much of the internet as it is known would have been shut down. On January 18, big sites such as Wikipedia, and Google blacked out their site for a day. This sent a loud and clear message to the creators of this bill and they put it on indefinite hold....   [tags: U.S. Law]
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The Impact of Getting Diamonds in Africa - Behind the love story of a diamond engagement ring purchased at a jewelry store in a United States mall, might be a story of child labor, violence, and corruption. Approximately, 65% of the world’s diamonds (about $8.5 billion worth) come from Africa (Diamondfacts 1). As pinpointed in the map below, Sierra Leone, Liberia, the Ivory Coast, Angola, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo are the main countries where conflict diamonds have originated (Blood 1). Of those diamonds, it was estimated that in 1990, 15% of these diamonds were conflict diamonds (Diamond 1)....   [tags: diamond act, diamonds, kimberley process]
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Illegal Immigrants in The United States - For many years, people from all over the world have come to the United States seeking a better life for themselves, their spouse, their children and even their children's children. However, not every immigrant comes into this country legally and many of these illegal immigrants are poor, uneducated and may be carrying contagious diseases. They may arrive here via human trafficking, smuggling or other methods. There is one thing we know for sure that many of them choose to remain silence when they become victims....   [tags: Mexican immigrants, immigration] 781 words
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Sin Cannot Be the Long-Term Plan - The “sin tax” includes goods such as alcohol and tobacco. Sin taxes are “taxes on commodities and activities which the society finds to be harmful” (Newman. 2003, Section IIB, para. 1). “Sin taxes” have been used to help change or curb unhealthy habits in society, and have also been used as a quick source of income when governments are in need. Not all Americans smoke and drink alcohol, but every American that desires health care (and is willing to pay for it) should be afforded the right to have health care....   [tags: Alcohol, Tobacco, Taxes]
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Money Laundering and Mexican Drug Cartels - The Mexican drug cartels have been smuggling drugs across the boarder of Mexico to the United States of America for decades. The Mexican drug cartels are a drug smuggling criminal organization. In other words they run a narcotic drug business. * In my research, I will be discussing about the money being laundered by the Mexican drug cartels from the U.S. to Mexico. The cartels need to launder their money in order to be able to take their drug money back to their country of Mexico. The Mexican drug cartels not only smuggle drugs to the U.S., but also distribute their narcotic drugs....   [tags: legal issues, organized crime]
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Marijuana Today: The Under Ground Market - The underground market allows the trade of illegal goods and services. Within this market there are many goods traded. Americans use fuel, weapons, animals for medicine, and alcohol to boost the economy growth as well as satisfy the needs of citizens. Yet, one of the goods in the underground market generates billions of dollars and it isn’t legal for us throughout the U.S. due to its effects on humans and it’s heavily supported opposition spanning from parents to some doctors. The illegal good that is being talked about is the one drug that most teens and college students are exposed to daily: marijuana....   [tags: illegal goods and services, fuel, weapons]
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Stubby: World War I Hero Dog - Historians who study World War 1 have argued about Stubby’s importance on many occasions. An argument that comes up frequently is this; Is Stubby is only regarded as famous in the world of military animals because he was the first American military dog. Although his actions were great, they were not incredibly unique, as European war dogs had been involved in battle too, and had been doing just as well as Stubby for a longer amount of time (Tamara). However, whether or not Stubby’s actions warrant fame and recognition is irrelevant....   [tags: American military, sargeant, trenches]
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The Conflict Diamonds of Africa - A beautiful precious diamond can last forever, but what most people do not know is that a majority of our diamonds come from Africa. The civil wars in Africa over diamonds began around 1961 and ended in 2003. Conflict diamonds were rampant and it would be difficult to say if any jewelry sold prior to 2003 was conflict free. Conflict diamonds are diamonds that have been mined and were controlled by African rebels. The rebels would use the profits from selling conflict diamonds to fund illegal activity and to purchase more weapons for their armies....   [tags: The Blood Diamonds of Africa]
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Diamonds Controlled by African Rebels - A beautiful precious diamond can last forever, but what most people do not know is that a majority of our diamonds come from Africa. The civil wars in Africa over diamonds began around 1961 and ended in 2003. Conflict diamonds were rampant and it would be difficult to say if any jewelry sold prior to 2003 was conflict free. Conflict diamonds are diamonds that have been mined and controlled by African rebels. The rebels would use the profits from selling conflict diamonds to fund illegal activity and to purchase more weapons for their armies....   [tags: Civil War, Africa] 855 words
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The Five Wars of Globalization - Globalization is a term used to address the international relation which bonds countries and the markets into trading natural and material resources globally, through vast technological and communication improvements. Due to capital there are numerous illicit networks in the world today. In this paper I will argue that globalization is the cause of most recent illicit networks. Illicit networks are a form of behaviour institution that do not follow the rules or laws of the government. Firstly, the article on globalization by Thomas Erikson will be discussed; where he addresses that globalization is not only part of capital but part of the world, for example the interconnection of communicati...   [tags: Globalization Essays]
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Overivew of Mexico's Drug War - Over the last several decades, violence has consumed and transformed Mexico. Since the rise of dozens of Mexican cartels, the Mexican government has constantly been fighting an ongoing war with these criminal organizations. The cartel organizations have a primary purpose of managing and controlling illegal drug trafficking operations in Central America and South America to the United States. Violence on a massive and brutal scale has emerged due to the nature of the illegal drug trade. Because the drug trade is vastly widespread, cartels are often fighting one another and competing in business....   [tags: Drug Cartels, Mexico]
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The Drug Enforcement Administration - Origin of the Agency The Drug Enforcement Administration has a long history that marks its significance and succession. Much had been going on during the late nineteen-sixties and early seventies that shaped the years between such as: the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., the Hippie movement, the closing days of the Vietnam War, the disbandment of the Beatles, Woodstock, the first man on the moon, and the beginning of the Watergate scandal (to name a few). President Richard Nixon took office in 1968, a time which was prevalent for ending the war in Vietnam and the violence across the United States due to anti-war and race riots....   [tags: Drugs]
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Human Trafficking in Canada - CTV News shared breaking news on October, 23, 2013 that four Romanian women were found being victimized to human trafficking in Montreal. These women were lured to Canada hoping that they would find a better future but instead were forced into prostitution (2013). Human trafficking is an issue that is rarely acknowledged by Canadians. Most people are either unaware of the problem or do not recognize it as something that is happening in their own backyard. Although Canadians are exposed to the severity of human trafficking in other countries, Canadian citizens are unaware of the fact that Canada is not only a transit point for the United States but also a destination country....   [tags: Human Trafficking, Globalization]
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The American Revolution Was NOT Justified - The American Revolution should never have happened. The British were not tyrannical, oppressive rulers although the American colonies perceived them to be so. The American colonists misperceptions led to revolution and independence. Although Great Britain emerged victorious in the Seven Years War, it left Great Britain with significant debt. The British looked to America to help it. First the British began enforcing existing laws like the Navigation Acts, which put limits on colonial imports and exports....   [tags: America's Unjust Revolution]
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