Understanding Organized Crime

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Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2006 - Law - 240 pages
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Understanding Organized Crime Provides A Comprehensive Introduction To The Subject Of Organized Crime As It Relates To The Criminal Investigation. Topics Covered Include Definition(S) Of Organized Crime, Why It Exists, How It Has Evolved Throughout History, Different Types Of Organized Crime And Specific Organizations, And Strategies For Fighting Organized Crime.
  

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Contents

Evolution of Organized Crime and the Impact
14
New Impetus for Expansion of Organized Crime in
20
Theories on the Continued Existence
32
The Social Control Theory
35
Combining Theory and Other Explanations
42
Colombian Drug Cartels
49
Mexican Drug Trafficking Organizations DTOs
63
Sinaloa Cartel
67
Investigative Strategies
109
Triads and Tongs
132
American Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs
150
Hispanic and AfricanAmerican Gangs
174
Language Graffiti Hand Signals
176
Historical Black Figures of Organized Crime
182
Major Statutes Legislation
188
The Intelligence Function in Organized Crime
207

The Russian Mafia
73
The ItalianAmerican Mafia
90
Where Do We Go From Here?
221
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