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Moving beyond outdated interpretations, this text addresses the rapidly changing world of organized crime. By looking at the forces of globalization, terrorism and hi-tech crime, it helps readers understand the complicated nature of organized crime today. Appropriate for a wide audience, its level is applicable for both undergraduate and graduate level students and its interdisciplinary approach relies on research from a variety of fields. Chapter introductions and critical thinking questions keep readers engaged as they are confronted with the realities of organized crime in a twenty-first century world.For courses in Organized Crime and Corruption, Homeland Security, and Criminal Justice Intelligence.
Table of Contents
|Defining and Recognizing OC|
|Explaining Criminal Subcultures and Actors|
|Italian Organized Crime: Old World Origins|
|The Mafia in America: Origins of an Alien Conspiracy|
|Historical Roots of OC in America|
|Vice Prohibition in America: Alcohol, Narcotics, Gambling, and Prostitution|
|Business of OC|
|Homegrown OD: OMGS, Prison Gangs, and Urban Street Gangs|
|OC in Russia and Europe|
|OC in Mexico and Latin America|
|Terrorism and OC: An Evolving Relationship|
|Investigating and Responding to OC|
|Organized Crime in a Hi-Tech World|
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