Why Criminals Always Seem Ahead of Technology


In this episode of the Stratfor Essential Geopolitics podcast from RANE, senior global security analyst Ben West discusses how criminals adapt to technology and why they often stay ahead of law enforcement. This podcast is based on our multipart Worldview series on crime and technology. “Criminals have always been relatively quick to adopt new technology. From bootleggers assembling fleets of motorized vehicles in the 1930s for the transport of illegal alcohol to drug traffickers exploiting commercial airliners to transport cocaine from South America in the 1960s, technology has always created opportunities for criminals. The current era is no exception.”

Further Reading on Crime and Technology

Crime and Technology, Part I: Secure Communication Platforms

Crime and Technology, Part II: Criminal Marketplaces

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