Course Length: 1 day (8 hours)
MCTFT Coordinators: Gail Walker (727-344-8020)
This course is designed to provide an overview of criminal organizations that operate on a transnational level. The course will examine transnational crime with attention to the methods and movement of illegal drugs, weapons, human trafficking, and money laundering. Analysis of the inter and intra operational dynamics will be presented to include organizational psychology, ideology, command and control, modus operandi, and the tactical use of international movement, corruption, and violence. Terrorist organizations and transnational criminals will be studied along with various successful preventive and investigative techniques.
- Identify the threats posed by Transnational Criminal Organizations.
- Gain current knowledge of the restructuring of Mexican Cartels.
- Learn the various methods being utilized for the smuggling of drugs, weapons and illegal aliens.
- Identify various methods and phases of laundering money.
- Understand the importance of multijurisdictional efforts (Fusion Centers) to work on joint local, state and federal investigations.
Course Topics Include:
- The Universal Criminal Code
- TCO Characteristics / Motivation / Ideology
- Illicit Commerce
- Weapons Trafficking
- Human Trafficking
- Money Laundering
- Columbian Drug Trafficking Organizations
- Mexican Drug Trafficking Organizations
- Southwest Border Issues / Border Control
- Political and Social Impact
- The Future of TCOs