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Ever dynamic, organized crime continues to change. Efforts to combat one aspect of the phenomenon, the American Mafia, have reached high levels of prosecutorial success -- resulting in a decline in the organization's relative importance. Meanwhile, criminal organizations operating on a global scale have become more sophisticated and more threatening, and additional crime groups have been added to the pantheon we refer to as organized crime. Reflecting changes that have occurred in recent years, this eleventh edition updates information and analyses of organized crime, including how criminal groups around the world are organized; the widening of their business activities; and the statutes, agencies, and techniques used to combat them.
- The number of chapters has been reduced from fifteen to fourteen, and information in each has been updated. To help streamline the content, the extensive historical review of politics and organized crime in the nineteenth and early twentieth century has been eliminated.
- The book contains cutting edge material on the phenomenon of organized crime, including an examination of similarities and differences between organized crime and terrorism.
- Six chapters examine organized crime in key areas of the world -- the United States, Italy and Albania, Colombia and Mexico, Russia and the former Soviet Union, Asia, and Africa -- highlighting local influences that create similarities and distinctions between criminal organizations
- Each chapter opens with learning objectives and ends with an extensive "bullet-point" summary and comprehensive review questions.
- Without sensationalism or "dumbing down" material, ORGANIZED CRIME provides accurate, engaging, and student-friendly insight into a growing and ever-changing phenomenon that threatens global security.
2. Explanations for Organized Crime.
3. United States.
4. Italy and Albania.
5. Colombia and Mexico.
6. Russia and the Former Soviet Union.
9. Outlaw Motorcycle Clubs.
10. Organized Crime: "Goods and Services".
11. Organized Crime and Drug Trafficking.
12. Organized Crime in Labor, Business, and Money Laundering.
13. Organized Crime Statutes.
14. Investigating and Prosecuting Organized Crime.
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