Globalisation Essay

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Using material from Item B and elsewhere, assess the view that the process of globalisation has led to changes in both the amount of crime and the types of crime committed
Globalisation refers to the increasing interconnectedness of societies so that what happens in one locality is shaped by distant events in another and vice versa. For example, the availability of illegal drugs in any UK city and the amount of crime which occurs in order to sustain people’s drug habits depends on how effectively farmers in Columbia and Bolivia can grow illegal crops such as the coca plant and also how effectively global drugs trade gangs can traffic illegal drugs into UK towns and cities.
Globalisation has many causes, such as by the spread of new
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Furthermore he argues that workers in more developed and developing countries are exposed to ever more risks and insecurities in their lives and may experience growing relative deprivation.
Young (2003) argues that in both the developed and developing world the global media encourages people to value money and bombards everyone with the notion/ideology that the consumer goods typically associated with affluent western lifestyles will bring people ultimate happiness. Young (2003) argues that many people have a little chance of achieving this legitimately and so turn to crime. He argues that society has become bulimic, whereby people gorge themselves on media images of expensive lifestyles, but then are forced by economic circumstances to vomit out their raised expectations and this encourages crime. One example of a global crime that may help people to achieve these materialistic goals is the trafficking of illegal drugs around the world. This brings in high revenues for successful drug trade gangs. Similarly people trafficking for illegal migration and prostitution is big business which results in high economic reward for people trafficking gangs and those who control them. Therefore, in this sense it can be argued that globalisation

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