Statement on the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Order of Malta - Permanent Observer Mission

  • 11/04/2011

    Statement on the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice

    The Commission is meeting at a critical juncture-whether we speak about the threat of terrorism and the insecurity caused by crime. Criminals have posed a threat to people, property and activity since time immemorial. Yet in the past quarter century, the nature of crime has changed. It has become organized and transnational; it has reached macro-economic dimensions; it has turned into a global business operating in collusion with legitimate activity. It has become more than a localized threat to personal safety-it has turned into a widespread threat to the security of cities, states, even entire regions.

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