Organized Crime / Edition 5

Organized Crime / Edition 5

by Michael D. Lyman, Gary W. Potter
     
 

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
Sales rank:
390,326
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

1. Understanding Organized Crime

2. Theories of Organized Criminal Behavior

3. The Evolution of Organized Crime: Urban Beginnings and Major Participants

4. The Evolution of Organized Crime: Southern Beginnings and Major Participants

5. The Businesses of Organized Crime

6. The Illicit Drug Trade

7. Domestic Organized Crime Groups

8. A Comparative Perspective

9. Terrorism as Organized Crime

10. Organized Crime’s Political and Corporate Alliances

11. Controlling Organized Crime

Appendix A. Selected Provisions from the 2001 USA Patriot Act

Appendix B. Chronology of White Supremacist Domestic Terrorist Incidents in the 1980s

References

Index

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