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Symposium 2012

Security in the Face of Globalization

The Challenge

Globalization has transformed the nature of crime and the need for security. Under current systems of justice, crime fighting and crime prevention tend to be conducted in local, national and international policy silos. These systems are no longer appropriate for dealing with the globalization of crime, which has come to include multifaceted, complex and highly interrelated domains, such as terrorism, drug trafficking, cybercrime and urban violence.

Crime has become globalized by using the global networks of trade, migration and information that are also responsible for much global economic growth and opportunities for poor people and poor countries to escape from extreme poverty. Through this globalization of crime, the sovereignty of nationstates and their spheres of executive, legislative and judiciary power are being undermined.

The only way to rise to this challenge is to reexamine the organization of law and order, the limits to the role of nation-states in maintaining security, the need for worldwide benchmarks and values to confront crime and the influence of security and legal decisions.

How should local public security apparatus interact with nationwide strategic agendas in dealing with globalized crime? What are appropriate strategies for dealing with companies engaged in globalized crime and associated flows of transnational capital?

What principles—such as utilitarianism or contractualism—should guide efforts to protect public order? How can the need for public security be reconciled with democratic principles and human rights in civil societies? And how should current benchmarks of public order be reconciled with current conceptions of national sovereignty?

    Solutions

    Solution
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    Implement a global tracking system for weapons and ammunition.

    Implement a global tracking system for weapons and ammunition.

    Implement a global tracking system for weapons and ammunition.

    Polity, Academia, Business, Civil Society
    Solution
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    Agree a "Maastricht Treaty on Crime," which determines benchmark indicators for measuring countries' success in reducing crime and which establishes knowledge, technology and best practice transfer across countries.

    Agree a "Maastricht Treaty on Crime," which determines benchmark indicators for measuring countries' success in reducing crime and which establishes knowledge, technology and best practice transfer ac ...

    Agree a "Maastricht Treaty on Crime," which determines benchmark indicators for measuring countries' success in reducing crime and which establishes knowledge, technology and best practice transfer across countries.

    Polity, Business
    Solution
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    Prosecution bodies and courts must shift their focus from exclusive law enforcement to problem-solving.

    Prosecution bodies and courts must shift their focus from exclusive law enforcement to problem-solving.

    Prosecution bodies and courts must shift their focus from exclusive law enforcement to problem-solving.

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    Solution
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    Military and other public safety forces should adopt the "strong and helping hand" approach.

    Military and other public safety forces should adopt the "strong and helping hand" approach.

    Military and other public safety forces should adopt the "strong and helping hand" approach.

    Polity

    Proposals

    Proposal
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    Security in the Face of Globalization

    In 1988, when the current Brazilian Constitution was approved, the Public Safety was the “Ugly Duckling”, one belittled area in the States, which did not provided votes, and that no politician wan ...

    In 1988, when the current Brazilian Constitution was approved, the Public Safety was the “Ugly Duckling”, one belittled area in the States, which did not provided votes, and that no politician wanted his/her image associated with it. In the Constituent Assembly, themes like Education, Health and other themes were very much handled, however the Public Safety was forgotten. Since that time, Rio de Janeiro saw criminality increase and seized control of great part of Rio. It reached an unthinkable armed power for constituents of 1988. Nowadays, after almost five years of safety policy intended to reduce the criminality indicators and

    Proposal
    Symposium 2012

    Security in the Face of Globalization

    ThesisSecurity is a multidimensional, multilateral issue which must be addressed through a measured, coherent, consistent Military and Public Safety policy which applies what can be simplistically ter ...

    ThesisSecurity is a multidimensional, multilateral issue which must be addressed through a measured, coherent, consistent Military and Public Safety policy which applies what can be simplistically termed 3Ds and 3Ps; • Deterrence, Diplomacy, Detection, and; • Planning, Prevention, Protection This requires a non-traditional approach involving strong partnerships between public and private entities including NGOs, engagements with the community and key stakeholders, interoperable communications and a great dose of mutual respect and patience. There is no single process or rule to solve security issues. Globalization is not a simple linear, concrete sequential, developmental logic. We are complex in enmeshment, complex in density

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    Proposal
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    Is it time for a Maastricht like treaty on domestic and international crime?

    ChallengeEuropean nations have employed, with varying success, the Maastricht Treaty process to not only establish the Euro but to compel individual nations to meet certain economic performance standa ...

    ChallengeEuropean nations have employed, with varying success, the Maastricht Treaty process to not only establish the Euro but to compel individual nations to meet certain economic performance standards. As the current fiscal crises illustrates, the results of Maastricht have been mixed but both the Euro and the concept have endured and it is far too soon to declare Maastricht a failure. In fact, in the long run, Maastricht may be seen as precisely the mechanism that facilitated the economic stabilization of Europe. Once thought impossible to accomplish, individual European nations by signing Maastricht, pledged to bring their own national inflation

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    Proposal
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    Security in the Face of Globalization

    1. How should the local public security apparatus interact with nationwide strategic agendas in dealing with globalized crime? In most countries, local public security capacity, and in some cases, nat ...

    1. How should the local public security apparatus interact with nationwide strategic agendas in dealing with globalized crime? In most countries, local public security capacity, and in some cases, national policing capabilities are quite inadequate to deal with the challenges posed by transnational organised crime. Syndicates of this sort are involved in many different types of criminal activity, including trafficking in persons (for prostitution and servitude) and illicit goods (not least drugs and weapons), money laundering and counterfeiting, and murder and armed robbery. The sophistication of many of these groups, and the widespread distribution of their activities, often on a specialised

    Polity, Academia, Business, Civil Society