9781449622572

Understanding Organized Crime

  • ISBN 13:

    9781449622572

  • ISBN 10:

    1449622577

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 06/01/2011
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • Newer Edition

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Summary

Understanding Organized Crime, Second Edition provides a comprehensive introduction to the subject of organized crime. Written by leading experts in the field and designed for courses on organized crime and special topics courses for the upper-level undergraduate student, this Second Edition covers the complex and controversial issues associated with organized crime and includes new research on the subject and updated statistics. Topics covered include the various definitions of organized crime, why it continues to exist, how it has evolved throughout history, and different types of organized crime factions. Using the author#x19;s unique approach to the topic, students will learn about organized crime through the eyes of the criminal investigator, and how law-enforcement practitioners today are counteracting these prevailing criminal organizations.

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