Government Versus Organized Crime

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Offering a unique look at organized crime, this book focuses on the political responses to this social problem. Complete with a history and description of the issue, it addresses the emergence of organized crime in the Unites States and discusses the political, social and economic factors that allowed it to thrive. It moves beyond other books to reveal the actions taken by the federal government to reduce the criminal activity committed by these groups. With the focus on criminal justice and politics, the book examines the major crime families, the major legislations, and the evolution of this world wide phenomenon.  Focuses on the political responses to organized crime giving readers aunique view of the topic.  Emphasizes the relationship between criminal justice, politics and organized crime throughout the book.  Provides a solid history of organized crime in the U.S.  Describes the major crime familiesin New York and other cities such as Cleveland, Detroit, Philadelphia, and Denver. Devotes a chapter to the future of organized crime - Considers where we have been in terms of fighting organized crime and where we need to go in terms of preventing it.   Law enforcement professionals and those interested in the political response to a social problem of organized crime.

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Nancy Marion is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Akron.  She holds a Ph.D. in political science from the State University of New York at Binghamton.  She is the author of several books and numerous scholarly articles on the public policy of crime and criminal justice.  Her research interests revolve around the interplay of politics and criminal justice.

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