SOSC Criminology Talk: Transnational Organized Crime in North America
Speaker: Mónica Serrano (El Colegio de México).
Topic: On December 15, 2021, US President Joseph R. Biden signed Executive Order 14060 Establishing the United States Council on Transnational Organized Crime (TOC).
The directive says, in part, that addressing TOC requires ‘a cohesive whole-of-government effort executed in collaboration with State, local Tribal, territorial and civil society partners in the United States in close coordination with foreign partners, international and regional organizations, and international and local civil society groups abroad’.
This Executive Order establishes the basis for enhanced transnational policing operations to ‘employ authorized intelligence and operational capabilities in an integrated manner to target, disrupt, and degrade transnational criminal organizations that pose a threat to national security’. Executive Order 14060 has serious implications for the United States’ continental neighbours Mexico and Canada. This seminar aims to explore what is known and understood about the phenomena of TOC, the institutional responses to it, and wider societal ramifications of this interaction for people living in North America.