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Organized Crime

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9780495092131

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0495092134
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Pub. Date:
6/2/2006
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Summary

Abadinsky provides a detailed, comprehensive analysis of the origins, history, theoretical explanations, and structure of domestic and international organized crime, including drug trafficking, gambling, and loan sharking. The author also explains the methods employed by law enforcement agencies to combat organized crime, and the policy decisions reached by various investigating committees and commissions, including the President's Commission on Organized Crime.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. xiv
About the Authorp. xviii
Introduction to Organized Crimep. 1
The Definition and Structure of Organized Crimep. 1
Defining Organized Crimep. 2
The Structure of Organized Crimep. 6
The Bureaucratic/Corporate Modelp. 6
Patrimonial/Patron-Client Networksp. 6
Summaryp. 12
Internet Connectionsp. 12
Review Questionsp. 13
Explaining Organized Crimep. 14
The Strain of Anomiep. 14
Differential Associationp. 16
Subcultures and Social Disorganizationp. 16
Differential Opportunityp. 21
Social Control Theoryp. 22
Ethnic Successionp. 23
Zipsp. 31
Summaryp. 33
Internet Connectionsp. 34
Review Questionsp. 34
History of Organized Crimep. 35
The Robber Baronsp. 35
John Jacob Astorp. 35
Cornelius Vanderbiltp. 36
The Erie Ringp. 37
Daniel Drewp. 37
James Fiskp. 38
Jay Gouldp. 38
Russell Sagep. 40
Leland Stanfordp. 40
John D. Rockefellerp. 41
Immigration and Urban Machine Politicsp. 43
The Irishp. 43
The Saloon and the Machinep. 45
Underworld and Upperworldp. 48
Reform and Nativismp. 51
Prohibitionp. 52
Organized Crimep. 54
Organized Crime in New Yorkp. 56
Tammany Hallp. 56
Jewish Organized Crime in New Yorkp. 59
Arnold Rothsteinp. 60
Dutch Schultzp. 61
Lepke Buchalterp. 63
Meyer Lansky and Benjamin Siegelp. 65
Interethnic Cooperation: Murder, Inc.p. 67
Summaryp. 68
Internet Connectionsp. 68
Review Questionsp. 68
The American Mafiap. 70
New Yorkp. 70
Castellammarese Warp. 72
Luciano/Genovese Familyp. 73
Mineo/Gambino Familyp. 76
Reina/Lucchese Familyp. 78
Profaci/Colombo Familyp. 79
Bonanno Familyp. 83
The Five Familiesp. 85
Chicagop. 85
Mike McDonaldp. 86
"Hinky Dink" and "The Bath"p. 86
"Big Bill" Thompsonp. 87
Mont Tennesp. 88
From Colosimo to Torrio to Caponep. 88
Prohibitionp. 89
The Torrio-Capone Organizationp. 90
The Chicago Warsp. 91
Al Capone's Chicagop. 93
The Outfit Emergesp. 94
Sam Giancanap. 96
Outfit Street Crewsp. 98
Taylor Street Crewp. 98
Grand Avenue Crewp. 101
26th Street Crewp. 102
North Side Crewp. 103
The Outfit Todayp. 105
Structure of the American Mafia: The New York Versionp. 105
Membershipp. 105
Crewsp. 109
The Bossp. 110
The Commissionp. 112
Rulesp. 113
Analysis of the Structurep. 113
The Structure of the American Mafia: The Chicago Versionp. 114
Outfit Membershipp. 116
Summaryp. 117
Internet Connectionsp. 117
Review Questionsp. 118
Transnational Organized Crimep. 119
Globalization of Organized Crimep. 119
Italian Organized Crimep. 121
The Mezzogiornop. 121
The Sicilian Mafiap. 122
Mussolini and the Mafiap. 125
Nuovo Mafia/Cosa Nostrap. 127
Politics and the Mafiap. 129
The Decline of the Mafiap. 131
The Structure of the Mafiap. 132
The Neapolitan Camorrap. 134
The 'Ndranghetap. 138
Sacra Corona Unita and the Albanian Connectionp. 140
Summaryp. 141
Internet Connectionsp. 142
Review Questionsp. 142
Latino Organized Crimep. 143
Colombiap. 143
The Cuban-Colombian Connectionp. 145
Colombian Drug Traffickingp. 146
The Politics of Dopep. 147
Colombian Drug Trafficking Organizationsp. 148
Medellinp. 150
Cali Cartelp. 154
Evolution of the Colombian Drug Businessp. 156
Mexicop. 156
Mexican Drug Traffickingp. 158
Amezcuas (Colima) Cartelp. 161
Herrera Familyp. 162
Sinaloa Cartelp. 163
Gulf Cartelp. 165
Tijuana Cartelp. 166
Juarez Cartelp. 167
Sonora Cartelp. 168
Dominicansp. 169
The Mexican Mafiap. 171
Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13 or Los Mara)p. 172
Summaryp. 173
Internet Connectionsp. 174
Review Questionsp. 174
Russian Organized Crimep. 175
The Roots of Russian Organized Crimep. 175
The Voryp. 178
The Russian Mafiyap. 180
Chechensp. 184
Russian Organized Crime in the United Statesp. 185
Summaryp. 190
Internet Connectionsp. 191
Review Questionsp. 191
Asian Organized Crimep. 192
Yakuzap. 192
Yakuza Businessp. 196
Triads, Tongs, and Asian Gangsp. 198
Triadsp. 198
Tongsp. 203
Asian Gangsp. 205
Summaryp. 208
Internet Connectionsp. 209
Review Questionsp. 209
Outlaw Motorcycle Clubsp. 210
Hell's Angels Emergep. 211
The "Big Four"p. 214
Canada: A Special Casep. 216
Structurep. 217
Outlaw Businessp. 224
Analysis of the Structurep. 226
Aryan Brotherhoodp. 227
Summaryp. 227
Internet Connectionsp. 228
Review Questionsp. 228
African American and Black Organized Crimep. 229
Frank Lucasp. 230
Gangster Disciplesp. 231
El Rukns/Black P. Stone Nationp. 233
Other Domestic African American Criminal Organizationsp. 234
Black Organized Crime: Nigeriansp. 236
Jamaican Organized Crimep. 239
Summaryp. 242
Internet Connectionsp. 242
Review Questionsp. 242
The Business of Organized Crimep. 243
Gambling, Loansharking, Theft, Fencing, Sex, and Trafficking in Personsp. 243
Goods and Services or Extortion?p. 243
Gamblingp. 247
Bookmakingp. 248
Casino Gambling and Related Activitiesp. 256
Miscellaneous Gamblingp. 258
Loansharking (Usury)p. 259
Theft and Fencingp. 262
Stolen Securitiesp. 262
Fencingp. 262
The Business of Sexp. 263
Trafficking in Personsp. 265
Summaryp. 266
Internet Connectionsp. 267
Review Questionsp. 267
The Drug Businessp. 268
Historical Backgroundp. 268
China and the Opium Warsp. 269
The "Chinese Problem" and the American Responsep. 271
The Harrison Actp. 272
The Business of Heroinp. 274
The Golden Trianglep. 275
The Golden Crescentp. 280
Mexicop. 283
Colombiap. 284
Cocainep. 284
The Business of Cocainep. 285
Distributionp. 287
Methamphetaminep. 289
Cannabis/Marijuanap. 290
Barbituratesp. 292
Methaqualonep. 292
Phenyclidine (PCP)p. 292
Ecstasyp. 293
Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD)p. 294
Analogs and Designer Drugsp. 295
Summaryp. 295
Internet Connectionsp. 296
Review Questionsp. 296
Labor, Business, and Money Launderingp. 297
Organized Labor in Americap. 298
Labor Racketeering: In the Beginning...p. 298
An Example: The Fulton Fish Marketp. 299
Labor Racketeering and the "Big Four"p. 300
Laborers' International Unionp. 301
Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees International Union (HEREIU)p. 302
International Longshoremen's Association (ILA)p. 304
International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT)p. 307
Hoffa versus Kennedyp. 311
Business Racketeeringp. 315
The Garment Centerp. 315
Restraint of Tradep. 316
Construction Industryp. 317
Private Solid Waste Cartingp. 320
Criminals in a Legitimate Businessp. 322
The Scamp. 323
Stock Fraudp. 324
Money Launderingp. 325
Private Bankingp. 329
Summaryp. 331
Internet Connectionsp. 332
Review Questionsp. 332
Fighting Organized Crimep. 333
Organized Crime Committees, Commissions, and Statutesp. 333
The Kefauver Crime Committeep. 333
The McClellan Committeep. 335
Joseph Valachip. 335
President's Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Justicep. 336
President's Commission on Organized Crime (PCOC)p. 337
Statutesp. 338
Internal Revenue Codep. 338
Controlled Substances Statutesp. 339
The Hobbs Actp. 341
Conspiracyp. 341
RICOp. 343
Continuing Criminal Enterprisep. 347
Consumer Credit Protection Act (CCPA)p. 347
Forfeiturep. 348
Money Launderingp. 352
"Trafficking in Persons" Statutesp. 354
Summaryp. 355
Internet Connectionsp. 356
Review Questionsp. 356
Organized Crime Law Enforcementp. 358
Constitutional Restraintsp. 358
Jurisdictional Limitationsp. 359
Corruptionp. 360
Informantsp. 361
Bostonp. 363
Law Enforcement Agenciesp. 365
Department of Justice (DOJ)p. 366
Department of the Treasury-Internal Revenue Service (IRS)p. 371
Department of Homeland Security (DHS)p. 371
Department of Laborp. 373
Department of Defense (DOD)p. 373
Other Federal Enforcement Agenciesp. 376
Interpolp. 376
Investigative Tools in Organized Crime Law Enforcementp. 377
Intelligencep. 377
Electronic Surveillancep. 379
Grand Juryp. 385
Immunityp. 386
Summaryp. 388
Internet Connectionsp. 388
Review Questionsp. 389
Conclusionp. 390
Terrorism and Organized Crimep. 392
Referencesp. 398
Author Indexp. 442
Subject Indexp. 450
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