Global Organized Crime: Trends and Developments / Edition 1

Global Organized Crime: Trends and Developments / Edition 1

by Dina Siegel
     
 

ISBN-10: 1402018088

ISBN-13: 9781402018084

Pub. Date: 11/30/2003

Publisher: Springer Netherlands

In the current processes of political, economic and cultural changes serious cross-border forms of organized crime receive unprecedented attention as spectacular global media events, as 'threats' of all sorts, and as priority targets of criminal policy and political agendas. Most books on 'global organized crime' focus on one particular region, topic or event, and

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In the current processes of political, economic and cultural changes serious cross-border forms of organized crime receive unprecedented attention as spectacular global media events, as 'threats' of all sorts, and as priority targets of criminal policy and political agendas. Most books on 'global organized crime' focus on one particular region, topic or event, and are written from one specific theoretical and disciplinary framework. The renowned scholars who have contributed to this volume present up-to-date expertise on regions as distant and different as Russia, Colombia, the Netherlands, Israel, Peru and Britain. They tackle phenomena such as international drug trafficking, alien and women smuggling, terrorism, East European organized crime and financial crimes. They show not only how these issues are interrelated, but also the way in which they interact with social, economic and political legitimate structures. The contributors critically question the policies and strategies currently pursued. They explore different theoretical arguments from the perspective of their own disciplines, which include economics, criminology, political science and anthropology. This book will be particularly welcomed by advanced criminology students and organized crime scholars and researchers.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402018084
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
11/30/2003
Series:
Studies of Organized Crime Series, #3
Edition description:
2003
Pages:
199
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.36(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgement1
Introduction3
Recent trends in cocaine trafficking in the Netherlands and Spain7
Ecstasy in Israel and abroad19
The war against drugs and the interests of governments25
Illicit drugs in the Andes five years after UNGASS-9833
Organized crime in former Yugoslavia45
The transnational Russian mafia51
The Russian and Polish mafia in central Europe63
Natashas and Turkish men: new trends in women trafficking and prostitution73
Trafficking in human beings: an international perspective85
The social organisation of human trafficking97
Smuggling aliens toward the Netherlands: the role of human smugglers and transnational networks105
Organising financial crimes: breaking the economic power of organised crime groups?117
Quicksand; the 'proceeds-of-crime-approach'127
The effects of terrorism on crime patterns in society: the case of Israel137
Financial controls of terrorism and informal value transfer methods149
'The ties that bind': uncovering the relationship between organised crime and terrorism159
About the authors175
References181
Index193

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