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Solution for 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 internati ...

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.

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.

Countries are working together to find solutions in economic and political areas and they should do the same to combat globalized crime. A multitude of public and private crime fighters around the world have developed a thorough understanding of the process of fighting crime and they know what works and what does not work.

To enable these crime fighters to learn from one another, it is vital that transfer of best practices throughout the world takes place. While much of crime fighting naturally has to be locally focused, many effective policing techniques can be universally applied. International standards should be established that recognize those techniques that are broadly seen as effective.

Knowledge transfer could easily be institutionalized in an international treaty, which in addition, includes benchmarks that make it possible to measure the success of each country's fight against violent crime. Such a "Maastricht Treaty on crime," domestic and international, would specify criteria to measure the success of police forces, prosecutors and courts in all signatory states. Each nation-state has the responsibility to promote public order. Moreover, the chances of winning the fight against organized crime will be highly connected to the ability to share intelligence and best practices and to operate across borders.

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

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