9780131724068

Government Versus Organized Crime

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  • ISBN13:

    9780131724068

  • ISBN10:

    0131724061

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-05-18
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall

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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.

Table of Contents

Introduction/ Description of Organized Crime
Introduction
What Is Organized Crime?
Definition
Characteristics of Organized Crime Groups
Longevity
Secrecy
Violence
Opportunistic
Corruption
Restricted Membership
Conspiracy
Hierarchy
NonIdeological
Loyalty
Monopolistic
Rules and Regulations
Conclusion
What They Do
Extortion
Legitimate Business
Illicit Narcotics/Drugs
Money Laundering
Trash Removal
Ration Stamps
Prostitution/ Pornography/Sex Trade
Loansharking
Gambling
Gasoline Excise Taxes
Protection Rackets
Labor Racketeering
Transnational/Global Organized Crime
Theories
Amount/Frequency
Why Study Organized Crime?
Rest of Book
Summary
A Short Description of the History of Organized Crime
Introduction
The Roots of Organized Crime
Camorra/Naples
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