How does organized crime impact national security and what can nations do to minimize it?

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Course: Security Studies

Title of paper: Organized Crime and its Impact on National Security

Question to be considered: How does organized crime impact national security and what can nations do to minimize it?

The main theory to be used for this paper is Regime Theory for Cooperation.

The paper is to be primarily analytical, not merely descriptive. Must form thesis, utilize theory to answer question, provide compelling scholarly evidence and conclude.

Word count: 3500-4000; do not go significantly over or be significantly under

Do not forget to cite! Provide page numbers for references. Be concise; watch your word count. Proofread. Do not use wikipedia.

Required format of paper-

Intro: hypothesis, summary of arguments, evidence, expected conclusions (Hypothesis is an argument; you are putting forward an explanation. This should be the first sentence of the first paragraph.)

Theory section: detail elements of the theory that will be used in the paper

Case study: should have a case study to apply the theory

Apply the theory*** MOST IMPORTANT PART.

Conclude: restate claims, etc.

Paper Formatting REQUIREMENTS

Margins 1 inch on all sides
Font 12 point Times New Roman
Spacing Double spaced
Spacing between paragraphs None
Tabs .5” tab to begin each paragraph
Language Avoid colloquial expressions, tautologies, broad generalizations, euphemisms, and informal language in your papers. Also, please be sure to define acronyms or jargon so everyone can understand your writing.

References listed below are recommended for use by the professor. May use other sources but some of these need to be used. The ones at the top should be considered FIRST.

Try to use these first-

Bruinsma, G., & Bernasco, W. (2004). Criminal groups and transnational illegal markets. Crime,

Law and Social Change41(1), 79-94.

Đorđević, S. (2009). Understanding transnational organized crime as a Security threat and

Security Theories. Western Balkans Security Observer-English Edition, (13), 29-39.

Gause III, F. Gregory. “Balancing What? Threat Perception and Alliance Choice in the Gulf.”

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Simmons, B., & Lloyd, P. (2010). Subjective frames and rational choice: transnational crime

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Williams, P., & Godson, R. (2002). Anticipating organized and transnational crime. Crime, Law

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