Transnational Crime and the 21st Century: Criminal Enterprise, Corruption, and Opportunity

Transnational Crime and the 21st Century: Criminal Enterprise, Corruption, and Opportunity

by Jay S. Albanese
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195397827

ISBN-13: 9780195397826

Pub. Date: 01/12/2011

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Transnational crime is to the early twenty-first century what city gangs and Al Capone were to the early twentieth century. In Transnational Crime and the 21st Century: Criminal Enterprise, Corruption, and Opportunity, noted criminologist Jay S. Albanese uses case studies, interviews, and the most up-to-date research to explore the connections between

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Transnational crime is to the early twenty-first century what city gangs and Al Capone were to the early twentieth century. In Transnational Crime and the 21st Century: Criminal Enterprise, Corruption, and Opportunity, noted criminologist Jay S. Albanese uses case studies, interviews, and the most up-to-date research to explore the connections between transnational crime and organized crime. A concise and affordable supplement for courses in comparative, international, and organized crime, this provocative text offers students a solid basis for understanding the nature of transnational crime.

FEATURES
* Uses clear, straightforward language, making the text accessible to students of all levels
* Categorizes crimes by type (rather than by topic) in order to help students better grasp the interrelationships between transnational and organized crime
* Examines the nine most serious forms of transnational crime: drug trafficking, stolen property, counterfeiting, human trafficking, fraud and cybercrime, commercialized sex, extortion and racketeering, money laundering, and corruption
* Proposes concrete solutions for preventing organized crime syndicates and networks
* Takes a systematic approach to risk assessment, delving into the factors that generate illicit markets and allow criminals to be successful

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195397826
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/12/2011
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
254,781
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
About the Author
Chapter 1: The Universe of Transnational Crime
Types of Transnational Crime
The Ethnicity Trap and Transnational Crime
Criminal Networks Versus Formal Organizations
Chapter 2: Drug Trafficking
The Nature of Transnational Drug Trafficking
The Volume of Drug Trafficking
Assessing Drug Trafficking Trends
Focusing on Drug Markets Versus Drugs and Drug Traffickers
The Legalization Argument and Drug Trafficking
Drug Use and the Ultimate Solution
Chapter 3: Stolen Property
Typology of Stolen Property Crimes
Trafficking in Stolen Consumer Goods
Weapons Trafficking
Antiquities and Art
Natural Resources
The Essential Enabler for Stolen Property Trafficking
Chapter 4: Counterfeiting
The Nature of Counterfeiting and Forgery
The Extent of Counterfeiting and Forgery
The Harms of Counterfeiting
Counterfeiting Enforcement
Counterfeiting Prevention
Chapter 5: Human Trafficking
What Is Human Trafficking?
Extrapolating Risk
A Criminal Enterprise Approach
Recruiters, Transporters, and Exploiters
Combining Victim Risk Assessments with Criminal Enterprises
The Future of Human Trafficking
Chapter 6: Fraud and Cybercrime
Changes in Property Ownership and Storage
The Movement of Property
The Extent of Fraud
Protecting Property from Larceny
Crime Prevention Technology Reacts to Criminal Technology
The Causes and Prevention of Theft and Fraud
Chapter 7: Commercial Vices: Obscenity and Pornography
Defining Obscenity and Pornography
How Much Obscenity Is There?
The Rise of the Internet
New Approaches to an Old Problem
Obscenity: From Sex to Violence
Why Is Pornography So Popular?
Chapter 8: Extortion and Racketeering
Infiltration of Business
The Nature of Extortion
Protection Rackets
What Is a Racketeer?
Hidden Ownership and Ancillary Enterprises
The Secretive Nature of Criminal Enterprises
Chapter 9: Money Laundering
The Dimensions of Money Laundering
Problems of Anti-Money-Laundering Compliance
Asset Forfeiture
The Boundaries of Asset Seizure
Pressures Countering Anti-Money-Laundering Efforts
Chapter 10: Corruption and the Future
What Is Corruption?
Costs of Corruption
How Does Corruption Flourish?
How Much Corruption Is there?
Enforcing Anti-Corruption Measures
The Future: Can Corruption Be Reduced or Eliminated?
Glossary
Index

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