But the lack of the consent regarding what transnational organized crime represents does not prevent researchers from reaching an agreement regarding some features of the phenomenon, considered intrinsic to its transnational character :
the motive of organized crime consists in gaining profit from illicit activities.
According to the operational definition emerging from all of the above, transnational organized crime has three distinct features which distinguish it from its early national manifestations: a) it operates at regional or global level; b) it has created extended trans-border connections; c) it has the capacity to challenge national and international authorities.
Firearms Protocol--Protocol against the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, Their Parts and Components and Ammunition, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime
The OSCE Centre in Bishkek also supports the Ministry with educational programmes aimed at increasing professional capacities as well as supporting the creation of a multi-disciplinary team for investigating organized crime cases.
The improvement of normative legal documents is also one of the Centre's priorities as well as supporting the newly-established Witness Protection Department of the Interior Ministry and the creation of a Co-ordination Centre within the Department for Combating Organized Crime.
This includes training personnel; providing specialized and technical support to GCC countries with respect to the drafting of legislation related to transnational organized crime, as well as international legal cooperation on criminal matters.
This comes in line with international cooperation efforts to combat organized crime across GCC countries.
Broadhurst and Le contend that traditional policing (criminal justice), military and national security agencies should work more effectively and seamlessly in reducing the harm of transnational organized crime.
We may sum up by saying that policing transnational organized crime must move beyond purely localized, national responses.
The need for a common approach to the fight against organized crime
presupposes a coordinated legal framework for the territory of the entire EU, greater bank transparency, the creation of EU public prosecutor's office and blacklists with companies suspected of misusing EU funds.
A consensus definition of organized crime, using the common elements of multiple scholars, is "a continuing criminal enterprise that rationally works to profit from illicit activities that are often in great public demand.
Therefore, transnational crime is a form of organized crime given its multinational aims and the extent of organization required for success.
Organized crime threatens the economy, national security, and other
decades, organized crime has been evolving and taking on an increasingly