International crime generally refers to crimes dealing with international criminal law, war crimes, or crimes against peace or humanity. However, it may also include a subset of crimes under the heading of transnational crimes; these include trafficking of arms, trafficking of drugs, money laundering, smuggling of cultural artifacts, and human smuggling or trafficking. A couple of news article will be evaluated to illustrate examples of international and transnational crimes.
Keywords: transnational crime, international crime
Transnational and International Crimes
International crimes include traditional crimes that come under the jurisdiction of international crime laws. Transnational crimes are defined by the United Nations as “offenses whose inception,