The Prevalence of Transnational Crimes in Papua New Guinea: By Design or By Default?

SSGM In Brief

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Phillip Mitna

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In Brief

The booming mining and gas industries in Papua New Guinea have brought problems and opportunities for crime, particularly transnational crimes that overwhelm the capabilities of already weak law enforcement agencies. This In Brief discusses the legislation that was adopted in 2005 as part of the government's response to dealing with the problem of transnational criminal activities affecting the country. However, it also questions the level of political support that exists in order to realise the effectiveness of this legislation.

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