Organized Crime

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Overview

Moving beyond outdated interpretations, this text addresses the rapidly changing world of organized crime. By looking at the forces of globalization, terrorism and hi-tech crime, it helps readers understand the complicated nature of organized crime today. Appropriate for a wide audience, its level is applicable for both undergraduate and graduate level students and its interdisciplinary approach relies on research from a variety of fields. Chapter introductions and critical thinking questions keep readers engaged as they are confronted with the realities of organized crime in a twenty-first century world. For courses in Organized Crime and Corruption, Homeland Security, and Criminal Justice Intelligence.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205508273
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 3/13/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 544
  • Sales rank: 721,369
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Defining and Recognizing OC

2. Explaining Criminal Subcultures and Actors

3. Italian Organized Crime: Old World Origins

4. The Mafia in America: Origins of an Alien Conspiracy

5. Historical Roots of OC in America

6. Vice Prohibition in America: Alcohol, Narcotics, Gambling, and Prostitution

7. Business of OC

8. Homegrown OD: OMGS, Prison Gangs, and Urban Street Gangs

9. Asian OC

10. OC in Russia and Europe

11. OC in Mexico and Latin America

12. Afrolineal OC

13. Terrorism and OC: An Evolving Relationship

14. Investigating and Responding to OC

15. Organized Crime in a Hi-Tech World

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