The Encyclopedia of International Organized Crime

The Encyclopedia of International Organized Crime

by Carlo De Vito
     
 

"The Encyclopedia of International Organized Crime is a reference book that collects information gathered from sources around the globe and uses it to expose the insidious presence of criminal enterprises in every part of the world. Among the most notorious crime leaders, many not well known in the United States despite the long reach of their influence, are: Abdullah… See more details below

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"The Encyclopedia of International Organized Crime is a reference book that collects information gathered from sources around the globe and uses it to expose the insidious presence of criminal enterprises in every part of the world. Among the most notorious crime leaders, many not well known in the United States despite the long reach of their influence, are: Abdullah Catli, a Turkish crime lord whose corruption of high-ranking government officials created a crisis in Turkey; Monya Elson, reputed boss of Russian crime groups based in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, involved in counterfeiting, drug trafficking, and other crimes; Pablo Escobar, infamous Colombian drug lord, hunted down and killed after defying law-enforcement efforts by both the U.S. and Colombian governments; Dawood Ibrahim, based in Karachi, Pakistan, one of the most powerful crime lords on the Indian subcontinent and mastermind of the 1993 Mumbai (Bombay) bombings in India; and Kazuo Taoka, boss of the most powerful Yakuza family in Japan, the Yamaguchigumi, who died of a heart attack in 1981." With more than 50 photographs, many depicting rarely seen criminals, and more than 400 entries, this volume is a must-have guide for crime buffs and law-enforcement officials alike.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816048496
Publisher:
Checkmark Books
Publication date:
04/28/2005
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
8.46(w) x 10.80(h) x 1.01(d)
Age Range:
14 Years

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