Organized Crime, Third Edition

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For undergraduate or graduate courses in Organized Crime in the departments of criminal justice or police studies. This text demystifies the world of organized crime by analyzing it closely and critically from a social perspective. Groups such as 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 text gives students 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.

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This text provides a comprehensive overview of organized crime -- its definition, theories that explain it, its businesses, history, participants (both domestic and foreign groups), political and corporate alliances, and methods for controlling it.

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Organized Crime, Third Edition enlivens today's discussion of hot criminal topics: who the organized crime players are, what they do, and how to bring them to justice. The third edition features discussions of the following:

New topics:

  • Arms trafficking
  • Contraband smuggling
  • Counterfeiting
  • Environmental crime
  • Trafficking in gems and gold
  • High-tech crime
  • Intellectual property rights violations
  • Trafficking in women and children

Updates on:

  • Trafficking in nuclear material
  • 21st century terrorism and the impact of 9-11
  • Albanian drug smuggling networks
  • Expansion of Chinese and Japanese organized crime
  • Mexican, Nigerian, Dominican drug syndicates
  • Recent changes in Southeast/Southwest Asia
  • Drug trafficking trends
  • Piracy

Organized Crime, Third Edition, gives students what they need to know about organized crime and the criminal justice system's fight to stop it. Exciting current topics, along with fully-updated research and references, will keep students abreast of the most important issues and trends in organized crime today!

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