Beyond the Mafia: Organized Crime in the Americas / Edition 1 available in Paperback
In contrast to typical studies of organized crime families, Beyond the Mafia presents a comparative perspective of 'non-traditional' organized crime in the United States. The book begins with a discussion of the definition, study and control of organized crime and continues with five sections that present illuminating coverage of organized crime.
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About the Author
Sue Mahan is an Associate Professor in the Criminal Justice Program at the University of Central Florida - Daytona Beach Campus. She received a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Missouri – Columbia and was awarded a Kellogg Fellowship in International Development and a Fulbright Distinguished Lectureship to Peru. She is the author of several other books including: Unfit Mothers; Women, Crime and Criminal Justice (with Ralph Weisheit); Crack, Cocaine, Crime and Women; and Beyond the Mafia, as well as journal articles and book chapters about crime and justice. She is working on a book about restorative justice in Colombia, SA based on observations and interviews.
Table of Contents
PART ONE: ILLICIT ENTERPRISEDiscussion Corporate CrimeThe Rape of the Third World - Marshall B ClinardDiscussion MoonshinersThe Political Economy of Mountain Dew - Wilbur R MillerPART TWO: ETHNICITY AND TRADITIONDiscussion Chinese GangsGang Characteristics - Ko-Lin ChinDiscussion The YakuzaNorth America - David E Kaplan and Alec Dubro Foothold on the MainlandPART THREE: VIOLENCEDiscussion The Medell[gr]in CartelLa Comuna Nororiental - Mar[gr]ia Jimena DuzànDiscussion The Vice LordsExcerpt from There Are No Children Here - Alex KotlowitzPART FOUR: OPPORTUNITYDiscussion Outlaw Motorcycle GangsWomen and the Outlaws - Daniel R WolfDiscussion The Russian OrganizatsiyaThe Organizatsiya - William KleinknechtPART FIVE: CRIMINAL JUSTICE POLICYDiscussion Chicano Prison GangsBaby Mafia or Family - R Theodore DavidsonDiscussion PiratesPirates and Profiteers - Frank Browning and John GerassiEpilogue Beyond the Mafia