Organized Crime in Our Times / Edition 5

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Overview

This book provides a synthesis of significant developments in the nature, history, theories, understanding, and prevention of organized crime, together with the criminal justice response. It reports on important convictions of organized crime figures, new transnational links, new attention to human smuggling, Internet crimes, and other modern manifestations of organized criminal activity. This edition includes new tables and figures, including "Organized Crime at the Movies" boxes that tie to relevant content in the text, and a glossary.


  • Chapters enhanced by photos, tables, critical thinking exercises, and "organized crime at the movies."

  • Also includes glossary and timeline of organized crime in the United States.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781593455095
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 10/15/2007
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 350
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.87 (d)

Meet the Author

Jay S. Albanese is Professor in the Wilder School of Government & Public Policy at Virginia Commonwealth University. He served as Chief of the International Center at the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), the research arm of the U.S. Department of Justice, from 2002 to 2006. He is author of many articles, and author/editor of 16 books. Albanese is the recipient of the Elske Smith Distinguished Lecturer Award from Virginia Commonwealth University, the Teaching Excellence Award from Niagara University, and the G.O.W. Mueller Award for Outstanding Contributions to Comparative/International Criminal Justice from the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, International Section. He has served as Executive Director of the International Association for the Study of Organized Crime and is a past president and fellow of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. He currently serves on the Executive Board of the American Society of Criminology.

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Table of Contents

1. What Is Organized Crime?

2. Characteristic Organized Crimes I: Conspiracy, Provision of Illicit Goods and Services

3. Characteristic Organized Crimes II: Infiltration of Business, Extortion, and Racketeering

4. Causes of Organized Crime

5. Paradigms of Organized Crime

6. The Mafia: Facts and Myths

7. Changes in the Nature of Organized Crime

8. Transnational Organized Crime

9. Investigative Tools

10. Prosecution Strategies

11. Organizing a Criminal Defense

12. Sentencing Organized Crime Offenders

Glossary

Timeline of Organized Crime in the United States

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2008

    Nicely written text on organized crime!

    A clearly-written text on the subject with an excellent summary of the major mob trials, and also good tables and photos throughout. The critical thinking scenarios make it fun!

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