Primary Contact Information
3351 Fairfax Drive, MS 3B1
Arlington, Virginia 22201
The Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption Center (TraCCC) is the first center in the United States devoted to understanding the links among terrorism, transnational crime and corruption. The center teaches, researches, and formulates policy on these critical issues.
TraCCC accomplishes its mission through international research partnerships engaging in fundamental and applied research projects. Research addresses such diverse concerns as national security, economic development, and human rights. TraCCC’s research is disseminated to the public through conferences, TraCCC’s book series, other publications, and TraCCC’s and its affiliated institutions’ websites. Workshops, public lectures, and scholarly exchanges and joint research partnerships are core TraCCC activities.
Research topics include human smuggling and trafficking, nuclear proliferation issues, the links between crime and terrorism, money laundering and other financial crimes, the impact of organized crime and terrorism on legitimate business, and environmental crimes. TraCCC hosts visiting scholars and international leaders on these issues through programs such as Fulbright, IREX, and the Open World Leadership Program.
TraCCC and its partners overseas affect legislation and policy by giving testimony on transnational crime, corruption and terrorism before Congress/Parliament, participating in multidisciplinary legislative working groups, attending congresses held by supranational groups, and advising multilateral governmental and non-governmental organizations.
Areas of Research
- Transnational Crime
- Human Trafficking
- Illicit Wildlife Trade
- Diverse forms of Illicit Trade
- Relationship between Crime and Terrorism
- Money Laundering
- Terrorist Finance
- Post-Soviet Crime