Global Organized Crime: Trends and Developments

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Dina Siegel, H. Bunt, D. Zaitch
Springer Science & Business Media, Nov 30, 2003 - Political Science - 199 pages
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In the current processes of political, economic and cultural changes serious cross-border forms of organized crime receive unprecedented attention as spectacular global media events, as 'threats' of all sorts, and as priority targets of criminal policy and political agendas. Most books on 'global organized crime' focus on one particular region, topic or event, and are written from one specific theoretical and disciplinary framework.
The renowned scholars who have contributed to this volume present up-to-date expertise on regions as distant and different as Russia, Colombia, the Netherlands, Israel, Peru and Britain. They tackle phenomena such as international drug trafficking, alien and women smuggling, terrorism, East European organized crime and financial crimes. They show not only how these issues are interrelated, but also the way in which they interact with social, economic and political legitimate structures. The contributors critically question the policies and strategies currently pursued. They explore different theoretical arguments from the perspective of their own disciplines, which include economics, criminology, political science and anthropology.
 

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Contents

Recent trends in cocaine trafficking in the Netherlands and Spain
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Ecstasy in Israel and abroad
19
The war against drugs and the interests of governments
25
Illicit drugs in the Andes five years after UNGASS98
33
Organized crime in former Yugoslavia
45
The transnational Russian mafia
51
The Russian and Polish mafia in central Europe
63
new trends in women trafficking and prostitution
73
the role of human smugglers and transnational networks
105
breaking the economic power of organised crime groups?
117
Quicksand the proceedsofcrimeapproach
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he case of Israel
137
Financial controls of terrorism and informal value transfer methods
149
uncovering the relationship between organised crime and terrorism
159
About the authors
175
References
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an international perspective
85
The social organisation of human trafficking
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received her M.A. in Sociology and Social Anthropology from Tel- Aviv University and her Ph.D in Cultural Antropology from the Free University Amsterdam to which she is affiliated.

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