Organized Crime in Our Times / Edition 5

Organized Crime in Our Times / Edition 5

by Taylor and Francis
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Organized Crime in Our Times / Edition 5

This book provides a synthesis of significant developments in the nature, history, theories, understanding, and prevention of organized crime, together with the criminal justice response. It reports on important convictions of organized crime figures, new transnational links, new attention to human smuggling, Internet crimes, and other modern manifestations of organized criminal activity. This edition includes new tables and figures, including "Organized Crime at the Movies" boxes that tie to relevant content in the text, and a glossary.

  • Chapters enhanced by photos, tables, critical thinking exercises, and "organized crime at the movies."

  • Also includes glossary and timeline of organized crime in the United States.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781593455095
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 10/15/2007
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 350
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

1. What Is Organized Crime?

2. Characteristic Organized Crimes I: Conspiracy, Provision of Illicit Goods and Services

3. Characteristic Organized Crimes II: Infiltration of Business, Extortion, and Racketeering

4. Causes of Organized Crime

5. Paradigms of Organized Crime

6. The Mafia: Facts and Myths

7. Changes in the Nature of Organized Crime

8. Transnational Organized Crime

9. Investigative Tools

10. Prosecution Strategies

11. Organizing a Criminal Defense

12. Sentencing Organized Crime Offenders


Timeline of Organized Crime in the United States

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