For undergraduate or graduate courses in Organized Crime in the departments of criminal justice or police studies.This text demystifies the world of organized crime by analyzing it closely and critically from a social perspective. Groups such as Afro-American, Mexican, Asian, Colombian, African, and Jamaican criminal groups are discussed as well as their Italian criminal counterparts who are typically thought of when the term "organized crime" is used. The text gives students the history, current role, and future of players in the world of organized crime, along with insight on what the criminal justice system is doing to suppress organized criminals.
- Hardback | 608 pages
- 176.8 x 239.8 x 27.2mm | 1,011.52g
- 21 Aug 2003
- Pearson Education (US)
- United States
- 3rd edition
"I would classify this book as one of the best, if not the best organized crime textbook on the market. It is very readable, straightforward, and presents the material in a sound way." - Kenneth L. Mullen, Appalachian State University
Table of contents
1. Understanding Organized Crime. 2. Theories of Organized Criminal Behavior. 3. The Evolution of Organized Crime: Urban Beginnings. 4. The Evolution of Organized Crime: Historical Perspectives. 5. The Businesses of Organized Crime. 6. The Illicit Drug Trade. 7. Domestic Organized Crime Groups. 8. A Comparative Perspective. 9. Terrorism as Organized Crime. 10. Organized Crime's Political and Corporate Alliance. 11. Controlling Organized Crime. References. Index.