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Organized Crime / Edition 5
     

Organized Crime / Edition 5

by Michael D. Lyman
 

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ISBN-10: 0132457776

ISBN-13: 2900132457773

Pub. Date: 08/24/2010

Publisher: Prentice Hall

This book demystifies the world of organized crime by analyzing it closely and critically from a social perspective. Afro-American, Mexican, Asian, Colombian, African and Jamaican criminal groups are discussed as well as their Italian criminal counterparts who are typically thought of when the term "organized crime" is used. The book chronicles the history, current

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This book demystifies the world of organized crime by analyzing it closely and critically from a social perspective. Afro-American, Mexican, Asian, Colombian, African and Jamaican criminal groups are discussed as well as their Italian criminal counterparts who are typically thought of when the term "organized crime" is used. The book chronicles the history, current role, and future of players in the world of organized crime, along with insight on what the criminal justice system is doing to suppress organized criminals. the concept of organized crime, theories of organized criminal behavior, the evolution of organized crime, the business of organized crime, the illicit drug trade, domestic organized crime groups, a comparative perspective, terrorism as organized crime, organized crime's political and corporate alliance, controlling organized crime. For anyone interested in organized crime especially those in law enforcement.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900132457773
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
08/24/2010
Series:
Pearson Criminal Justice Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
480

Table of Contents

1. Understanding Organized Crime.
2. Theories of Organized Criminal Behavior.
3. The Evolution of Organized Crime.
4. The Business of Organized Crime.
5. The Illicit Drug Trade.
6. Domestic Organized Crime Groups.
7. A Comparative Perspective.
8. Terrorism as Organized Crime.
9. Organized Crime's Political and Corporate Alliance.
10. Controlling Organized Crime.
References.

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