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Moving beyond outdated interpretations, this text addresses the rapidly changing world of organized crime.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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