“Piracy is a Land-Based Crime”: Analysis of Definition, Drivers, and Governmental Policy

*Volodymyr Kyrychenko -  The London School of Public Relations - Jakarta, Indonesia
Received: 8 Aug 2018; Published: 12 Nov 2018.
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Abstract

In this paper, the author theoretically analyses piracy drivers rooted on land which may form main obstacles for the resolution of problems at sea. Discussing the claim of Murphy that piracy is a land-based crime, this article expands the focus and examines the main drivers to understand causes of piracy exististence. Furthermore, it questions the credibiity of statistical data for the researchers to make reliable conclusions in this area. And, finally, the author examines weaknesses in understanding piracy which might help to reduce piracy as a maritime crime.

Keywords
piracy, governance, management, on-land crime, at sea crime, piracy drivers.

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