Beyond the Mafia: Organized Crime in the Americas

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SAGE, Jun 10, 1998 - Social Science - 257 pages
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In contrast to typical studies of organized crime families, Beyond the Mafia presents a comparative perspective of `non-traditional' organized crime in the United States. The book begins with a discussion of the definition, study and control of organized crime and continues with five sections that present illuminating coverage of organized crime.
 

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Contents

PARTI ILLICIT ENTERPRISE
1
Moonshiners
32
ETHNICITY AND TRADITION
52
The Yakuza
84
VIOLENCE
107
The Vice Lords
129
OPPORTUNITY
144
Women and the Outlaws
151
The Russian Organizatsiya
170
CRIMINAL JUSTICE POLICY
186
Baby Mafia or Family
192
Pirates
215
Beyond the Mafia
237
Additional Selected Readings
246
About the Editors
255
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Sue Mahan is an Associate Professor in the Criminal Justice Program at the University of Central Florida - Daytona Beach Campus. She received a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Missouri – Columbia and was awarded a Kellogg Fellowship in International Development and a Fulbright Distinguished Lectureship to Peru. She is the author of several other books including: Unfit Mothers; Women, Crime and Criminal Justice (with Ralph Weisheit); Crack, Cocaine, Crime and Women; and Beyond the Mafia, as well as journal articles and book chapters about crime and justice. She is working on a book about restorative justice in Colombia, SA based on observations and interviews.

O'Neil, originally from Buffalo, New York, received a B.A. in English from D'Youville College. She relocated to Las Vegas and attended the graduate playwriting program at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas. In February of 1999 she was diagnosed with malignant melanoma and her prognosis was grim. After a year of highly toxic chemotherapy she was unexpectedly pronounced cancer free.

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