The Oxford Handbook of Organized Crime

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The Oxford Handbook of Organized Crime provides an informed, authoritative, and comprehensive overview of current knowledge about the nature and effects of the principal forms of organized crime, as well as the type and effectiveness of efforts to prevent and control them.

Reflecting the transnational dimensions of criminal organizations and their activities, and the growing role of international organizations reacting to organized crime, The Handbook takes a global perspective...

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Overview


The Oxford Handbook of Organized Crime provides an informed, authoritative, and comprehensive overview of current knowledge about the nature and effects of the principal forms of organized crime, as well as the type and effectiveness of efforts to prevent and control them.

Reflecting the transnational dimensions of criminal organizations and their activities, and the growing role of international organizations reacting to organized crime, The Handbook takes a global perspective with first-rate contributions from around the world covering the main regions and countries in which organized crime activity is at its greatest. It is divided into four sections: concepts and research methods, actors and interactions, markets and activities, and, finally, national and international policies to fight criminal organizations.

While there are a number of organized crime texts available, none delivers a systematic, high-quality and truly global approach to the topic as is available in The Oxford Handbook of Organized Crime. Its insights illuminate both traditional areas of study in the field and pathways for developing cutting-edge research questions.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199730445
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 10/24/2014
  • Series: Oxford Handbooks Series
  • Pages: 712
  • Product dimensions: 9.90 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 2.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Letizia Paoli is Professor of Criminology at the K.U. Leuven Faculty of Law, Belgium and author or editor of three books, including Mafia Brotherhoods: Organized Crime Italian Style and (with Victoria Greenfield and Peter Reuter) The World Heroin Market: Can Heroin Supply Be Cut?.

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Table of Contents

List of Contributors
Introduction
Letizia Paoli
Part I. Concept, Theories, History and Research Methods
1. Organized Crime: A Contested Concept
Letizia Paoli and Tom Van der Beken
2. Theoretical Perspectives on Organized Crime
Edward R. Kleemans
3. Searching for Organized Crime in History
Cyrille Fijnaut
4. How to Research Organized Crime
Dick Hobbs and Georgios A. Antonopoulos
Part II. Actors and Interactions
5. The Italian Mafia
Letizia Paoli
6. The Italian-American Mafia
Jay Albanese
7. Russian Mafia: Rise and Extincion
Vadim Volkov
8. Organized Crime in Colombia: The Actors Running the Illegal Drug Industry
Francisco E. Thoumi
9. Mexican Drug Cartels
Monica Medel and Francisco E. Thoumi
10. Chinese Organized Crime
Ko Lin-Chin and Min Liu
11. The Japanese Yakuza
Peter Hill
12. West African Organized Crime
Phil Willliams
13. Gangs: Another Form of Organized Crime?
Scott H. Decker and David C. Pyrooz
14. Opportunistic Structures of Organized Crime
Martin Bouchard and Carlo Morselli
15. Organizing Crime: The State as Agent
Susanne Karstedt
16. The Social Embeddedness of Organized Crime
Henk van de Bunt, Dina Siegel, and Damián Zaitch
Part III. Markets and Activities
17. Protection and Extortion
Federico Varese
18. Drug Markets and Organized Crime
Peter Reuter
19. Human Smuggling, Human Trafficking, and Exploitation in the Sex Industry
Edward R. Kleemans and Monika Smit
20. Illegal Gambling
Toine Spapens
21. Money Laundering
Michael Levi
22. Arms Trafficking
Andrew Feinstein and Paul Holden
23. Organized Fraud
Michael Levi
24. Cyber Crime
Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo and Peter Grabosky
25. The Illegal Exploitation of Natural Resources
Tim Boekhout van Solinge
Part IV. Policies to Control Organized Crime
26. Organized Crime Control in the United States of America
James B. Jacobs and Elizabeth A. Dondlinger
27. U.S. Organized Crime Control Policies Exported Abroad
Margaret Beare and Michael Woodiwiss
28. European Union Organized Crime Control Policies
Cyrille Fijnaut
29. The Fight against the Mafia in Italy
Antonio La Spina
30. Organized Crime Control in Australia and New Zealand
Julie Ayling and Rod Broadhurst
31. Organized Crime Control in Asia: Examples from India, China and the Golden Triangle
Rod Broadhurst and Nicholas Farrelly
32. Finance-Oriented Strategies of Organized Crime Control
Michael Kilchling
Index

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