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

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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.

* 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: 1/12/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 765,054
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 6.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Jay S. Albanese is a criminologist and professor in the Wilder School of Government & Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University. He is the 2011 recipient of the Gerhard Mueller Award from the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences International Section for outstanding contributions to comparative and international criminal justice.

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Table of Contents

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?

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