2007 Threat #10 Transnational Crime Top Centers

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INTERPOLexternal link
Interpol is the world’s largest international police organization, with 184 member countries. It facilitates cross-border police co-operation, and supports and assists all organizations, authorities and services whose mission is to prevent or combat international crime. Interpol aims to facilitate international police co-operation even where diplomatic relations do not exist between particular countries. Site includes information on drugs & organized crime and financial & high tech crimes. 1

Transnational Crime and Corruption Centerexternal link
American University – TraCCC is the first center in the United States devoted to teaching, research, training and formulating policy advice in transnational crime, corruption and terrorism. TraCCC’s fundamental goal is to better understand the causes and scope of transnational crime and corruption and to propose well-grounded policy to reduce and eliminate these problems. 2

Transparency Internationalexternal link
The global coalition against corruption. Site includes news room, global priorities, regional pages, policy and research and publications. 3

U.N. Office on Drugs and Crimeexternal link
UNODC is a global leader in the fight against illicit drugs and international crime. Established in 1997, UNODC has approximately 500 staff members worldwide. Its headquarters are in Vienna and it has 21 field offices as well as a liaison office in New York. UNODC relies on voluntary contributions, mainly from governments, for 90 percent of its budget. 4

Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commissionexternal link
OAS-CICAD’s core mission is to strengthen the human and institutional capabilities and harness the collective energy of its member states to reduce the production, trafficking and use and abuse of drugs in the Americas. 5

The Anti-Corruption Network for Transition Economiesexternal link
ACN is a regional anti-corruption initiative that was established in 1998 by national governments, civil society organisations, and international donor agencies to promote knowledge sharing, donor co-ordination and policy dialogue in the transition economies in Central, Eastern, and South Eastern Europe and the Newly Independent States. The main objective of the ACN is to assist the participating countries to strengthen their capacity to tackle anti-corruption reform and to move closer to international standards. 6

International Money Laundering Information Networkexternal link
IMoLIN, an Internet-based network assisting governments, organizations and individuals in the fight against money laundering. IMoLIN has been developed with the cooperation of the world’s leading anti-money laundering organizations Included is a database on legislation and regulation throughout the world (AMLID), an electronic library, and a calendar of events in the anti-money laundering field. Certain aspects of IMoLIN are secured and therefore not available for public use. 7

Institute of Money Laundering Prevention Officersexternal link
IMLPO, established in 2001, is a unique cross-representative forum of anti-money laundering professionals who share views, experiences and opinions of the day-to-day business of combating money laundering. Site includes latest news, conference information and recruitment agencies. 8

Gieschen Consultancyexternal link
Canada-based firm providing counterfeit intelligence reports, counterfeit research, IP protection, document security and check fraud information. 9

Computer Crime Research Centerexternal link
CCRC is a non-profit, non-governmental and scientific research organization which functions on a voluntary basis. Includes Russian and Ukrainian sister sites, links, articles, legislation by country and upcoming events. 10

Anti-Phishing Working Groupexternal link
APWG is the global pan-industrial and law enforcement association focused on eliminating the fraud and identity theft that result from phishing, pharming and email spoofing of all types. 11

419legal.orgexternal link
Provides detailed information on the Nigerian 419 scam, including background, examples of scam documents, and recommended links. 12

International Association of Asian Crime Investigatorsexternal link
Organized exclusively for members of the criminal justice community and designed to promote greater awareness and effectiveness in combating Asian criminality worldwide. Site includes links, newsletter, resources and training information. 13

Organized Crime Registryexternal link
Tripod site contains articles, links and news related to crime syndicates. Includes information on Japanese, Russian and Chinese organizations. 14

Environmental Investigation Agencyexternal link
EIA is an international campaigning organisation committed to investigating and exposing environmental crime. Since 1984, EIA has used pioneering investigative techniques all over the world to expose the impact of environmental crime and to seek lasting solutions. 15