Iran's criminal collaboration policy in fighting against smuggling goods with an emphasis on cultural affairs
Although the approval and the administration of criminal laws in confronting the smuggling of goods are necessary, at least among different divisions of criminal policy, criminal collaboration policy because of the public will, culture and national desire, they are of a special importance. Fundamentally speaking, problems and cultural calamities as a result of smuggling goods not only are not less than economical damages, but also, in so many cases they are even more. The entrance of these goods, apart from the infliction of damages to production, the market, the domestic economy and health problems, more than anything else can become the bearer and the distributor of the culture of the country that manufactures them and reflect the damaging symptoms that by themselves they can, in some instances, become the source of different shaping phenomena from the criminal and sociological and other related branches of criminal and sociological points of view. As a result, fighting the smuggling of goods does not succeed merely bydepending on the legal and judicial methods. The smuggle of goods from the criminological point of view is a social phenomenon and fighting it requires its own strategies. To fight this crime, it should be studied and confronted from different dimensions and points of view. Therefore, as we have practically seen, merely, the implementation of social responses in the form of punishment, will not necessary lead to victory against this crime; in some instances, it will even have reverse effects. Based on this understanding, in addition to the necessity of compiling and the implementation of proper, criminal, judicial, legal and executive policies in this matter, the importance of cultural awareness in the direction of understanding the side effects of the mentioned phenomenon and the protection of domestic productions is a vital matter. The current article, analyzes the criminal collaboration policy and the importance of creating cultural awareness and paying attention to the capacity of social norms and at the same time the government’s non-punitive duties in the fight against smuggling and the support of domestic products.