Section I: INTRODUCTION TO ORGANIZED CRIME. 1. The Definition and Structure of Organized Crime. 2. Explaining Organized Crime. 3. A History of Organized Crime. 4. The American Mafia. Section II: TRANSNATIONAL ORGANIZED CRIME. Globalization of Organized Crime. 5. Italian Organized Crime. 6. Latino Organized Crime. 7. Russian Organized Crime. 8. Asian Organized Crime. 9. Outlaw Motorcycle Clubs. 10. African-American and Black Organized Crime. Section III: THE BUSINESS OF ORGANIZED CRIME. 11. Gambling, Loansharking, Theft, Fencing, Sex, and Trafficking in Persons. 12. The Drug Business. 13. Labor, Business, and Money Laundering. Section IV: FIGHTING ORGANIZED CRIME. 14. Organized Crime Committees, Commissions, and Statutes. 15. Organized Crime Law Enforcement. Conclusion. APPENDIX: THE ORGANIZED CRIME/TERRORISM NEXUS. References. Author Index. Subject Index.
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