Organized Crime / Edition 5

Organized Crime / Edition 5

by Michael D. Lyman, Gary W. Potter
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0132457776

ISBN-13: 9780132457774

Pub. Date: 08/24/2010

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ORGANIZED CRIME, 5/e gives students a clear understanding of organized crime from social, political and economic perspectives: what it is, how it has evolved, where it stands, where it is headed, and how societies can respond to it. The authors dispel long-standing myths surrounding organized crime, and consider the phenomenon in all its forms. This

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ORGANIZED CRIME, 5/e gives students a clear understanding of organized crime from social, political and economic perspectives: what it is, how it has evolved, where it stands, where it is headed, and how societies can respond to it. The authors dispel long-standing myths surrounding organized crime, and consider the phenomenon in all its forms. This logically-organized, highly-readable book promotes learning with extensive pedagogical features, including chapter objectives, critical thinking projects, summaries, key terms, discussion points, and suggested readings. This edition’s extensive new coverage includes updated discussions of drug trafficking and terrorism, as well as organized crime groups from China, Nigeria, Albania, Central America, Japan, and the Tri-Border area.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780132457774
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
08/24/2010
Series:
Pearson Criminal Justice Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

1. Understanding Organized Crime.
2. Theories of Organized Criminal Behavior.
3. The Evolution of Organized Crime.
4. The Business of Organized Crime.
5. The Illicit Drug Trade.
6. Domestic Organized Crime Groups.
7. A Comparative Perspective.
8. Terrorism as Organized Crime.
9. Organized Crime's Political and Corporate Alliance.
10. Controlling Organized Crime.
References.

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