Legislative and judicial means against emerging crimes : The crime of money laundering as a model

Abdullah, Mousa ; Rababah, Abdullah A. (2019-12)


Abstract This study was designed to clarify the effective legislative and judicial means to face the crime of money laundering. It is considered a new and emerging crime, according to an integrated vision that took into account the developments of the era and its variables in order to achieve security in society. The problem of money-laundering has become a phenomenon that alarms states and individuals because of its serious effects in all aspects of political, economic and social life, as well as in its sources of support, as it is fueled by crime in all its forms. The crime of money-laundering has assumed an advanced rank for crime patterns in light of the development of information technologies and means of communication. Therefore, states have sought to establish laws and resolute procedures to prevent the spread of this phenomenon. The judiciary has a duty to bring an end to a number of crimes. This is to be achieved through facing this phenomenon in legislative and judicial ways, using preventive methods, and through the enactment of legislation with severe penalties and judicial application. Preventive measures must also be taken at administrative and financial levels to prevent this crime and dry up its sources. This study is divided into three main topics: the first includes the definition of emerging crimes and the importance of legislation