Higher Education

Organized Crime, 10th Edition

  • Howard Abadinsky St. Johns University
  • ISBN-10: 113304963X  |  ISBN-13: 9781133049630
  • 496 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2010, 2007, 2003
  • © 2013 | Published
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About

Overview

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 edition updates information and analyses of organized crime as well as efforts to deal with it.

Features and Benefits

  • ORGANIZED CRIME provides a uniquely gripping and realistic analysis of its subject, informed by the author's first-hand information from his personal experience as a parole officer and supervisor in New York City, his work for the Sheriff's Office in Cook County, Illinois, and hours of interviews with organized crime figures.
  • Consistently praised for its clear analysis of the definitions and attributes of organized crime, the text is also known for its careful use of theory, substantial research, and avoidance of sensationalism.
  • Streamlined historical and theoretical coverage makes the text especially engaging and student-friendly, while remaining comprehensive and providing context for an understanding of modern organized crime.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Organized Crime.
2. Development of Organized Crime in the United States.
3. The American Mafia.
4. Explaining Organized Crime.
5. Italian Organized Crime and the Albanian Connection.
6. Latin American Organized Crime.
7. Black Organized Crime.
8. Asian Organized Crime.
9. Russian Organized Crime.
10. Outlaw Motorcycle Clubs.
11. Organized Crime: "Goods and Services": Gambling, Loansharking, Theft, Fencing, Sex, Trafficking in Persons, Arms, and Counterfeit Products.
12. Organized Crime and Drug Trafficking.
13. Organized Crime in Labor, Business, and Money Laundering.
14. Organized Crime: Statutes.
15. Organized Crime: Law Enforcement.
Conclusion.

What's New

  • Each chapter now opens with a high-interest vignette that draws students into the material and illustrates the relevance of the upcoming chapter content.
  • Chapter learning objectives guide students in focusing on the most important concepts as they read. Objectives are linked to comprehensive bullet-point summaries at the ends of chapters to reinforce students' retention of key concepts.
  • Updated and expanded coverage of outlaw motorcycle clubs appears in Chapter 10, with a particular emphasis on the five most important clubs. Two clubs--the Pagans, who have ties to the American Mafia, and the Mongols, a rapidly expanding and especially violent organization--are discussed for the first time in this edition.
  • This edition presents thoroughly updated information on ethnic crime groups and all-new material on human trafficking, extortion, cybercrime, counterfeiting, and arms dealing (Chapter 11); and coverage of updated statutes (the Sherman Anti-Trust and Landrum-Griffin Acts, etc.) in Chapter 14.

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Supplements

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Instructor Supplements

Cengage Learning eBook Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1133525350 | ISBN-13: 9781133525356)

The Cengage Learning eBook features advanced study tools such as a hypertext index, easy navigation, highlighting and annotation in a vibrant web-based format and faster searching in an eBook platform.

List Price = $159.95  | CengageBrain Price = $159.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $120.50

Instructor's Manual with Test Bank  (ISBN-10: 113349160X | ISBN-13: 9781133491606)

Updated to reflect new content in the main text, the manual includes learning objectives, key terms, a detailed chapter outline, a chapter summary, discussion topics, student activities, and a test bank in which 30% of the questions have been revised. Each chapter's test bank contains questions in multiple-choice, true/false, fill-in-the-blank, and essay formats--with a full answer key. The test bank is coded to the learning objectives that appear in the main text, and includes the page numbers in the main text where the answers can be found. Finally, each test bank question has been carefully reviewed by experienced criminal justice instructors for quality, accuracy, and content coverage. Our Instructor Approved seal, which appears on the front cover, is our assurance that you are working with an assessment and grading resource of the highest caliber. The manual is available for download on the password-protected instructor book companion website and a print copy can also be obtained on request.

Online PowerPoint®  (ISBN-10: 1133491618 | ISBN-13: 9781133491613)

Helping you make your lectures more engaging while effectively reaching your visually oriented students, these handy Microsoft PowerPoint® slides outline the chapters of the main text in a classroom-ready presentation. Available for download on the password-protected instructor book companion website and upon request, the PowerPoint® slides are updated to reflect the content and organization of the new edition of the text.

Careers in Criminal Justice Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 0495595233 | ISBN-13: 9780495595236)

Delivered via email, the Instant Access Code includes a URL and a code that students use to gain full access to the Careers in Criminal Justice Website, which helps them investigate the criminal justice career choices that are right for them. Students can take advantage of interest assessments, career profiles, video interviews, and a career Rolodex with links and tools to assist them in finding a professional position. There's also a career planner with sample résumés, letters, and interview questions, and a wealth of information on "soft skills" such as health and fitness, stress management, and effective communication.

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Student Supplements

Cengage Learning eBook Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1133525350 | ISBN-13: 9781133525356)

The Cengage Learning eBook features advanced study tools such as a hypertext index, easy navigation, highlighting and annotation in a vibrant web-based format and faster searching in an eBook platform.

List Price = $159.95  | CengageBrain Price = $159.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $120.50

Careers in Criminal Justice Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 0495595233 | ISBN-13: 9780495595236)

The Careers in Criminal Justice Website offers extensive career profiling information and self-assessment testing is designed to help you investigate and focus on the criminal justice career choices. This resourceful website includes over 70 Career Profiles and more than 25 video interviews with links and tools to assist you in finding a professional position. It also features a career rolodex, interest assessments, and a career planner with sample résumés, letters, interview questions, and more.

List Price = $24.00  | CengageBrain Price = $24.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $24.00

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Howard Abadinsky

Howard Abadinsky is professor of criminal justice at St. John's University. A graduate of Queens College of the City University of New York, he has an MSW from Fordham University and a PhD in sociology from New York University. Prior to entering academia, he was a New York State Parole Officer and Senior Parole Officer and a Cook County, Illinois, Deputy Sheriff/Inspector. He was a consultant to the President's Commission on Organized Crime and founder of the International Association for the Study of Organized Crime. Dr. Abadinsky is the author of several books, including THE CRIMINAL ELITE: ORGANIZED AND PROFESSIONAL CRIME; PROBATION AND PAROLE: THEORY AND PRACTICE; and LAW, COURTS, AND JUSTICE IN AMERICA.