Organized Crime in Our Times

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Routledge, Apr 7, 2010 - Law - 350 pages
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This book provides a synthesis of significant developments in the nature, history, theories, understanding, and prevention of organized crime, together with the criminal justice response. It reports on important convictions of organized crime figures, new transnational links, new attention to human smuggling, Internet crimes, and other modern manifestations of organized criminal activity. This edition includes new tables and figures, including "Organized Crime at the Movies" boxes that tie to relevant content in the text, and a glossary.

 

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Contents

Chapter 1 What Is Organized Crime?
1
Conspiracy Provision of Illicit Goods and Services
25
Infiltration of Business Extortion and Racketeering
69
Chapter 4 Causes of Organized Crime
85
Chapter 5 Paradigms of Organized Crime
103
Facts and Myths
125
Chapter 7 Changes in the Nature of Organized Crime
175
Chapter 8 Transnational Organized Crime
205
Chapter 10 Prosecution Strategies
277
Chapter 11 Organizing a Criminal Defense
307
Chapter 12 Sentencing Organized Crime Offenders
329
Glossary
351
Timeline of Organized Crime in the United States
377
About the Author
381
Name Index
383
Subject Index
389

Chapter 9 Investigative Tools
243

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Jay S. Albanese has served as the chief of the Internati

Jay S. Albanese has served as the chief of the International Center at the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), the onal Center at the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), the research and evaluation arm of the U.S. Department of Justicresearch and evaluation arm of the U.S. Department of Justice (2002-2006). He is currently professor of government and pe (2002-2006). He is currently professor of government and public policy at Virginia Commonwealth University. He is the ublic policy at Virginia Commonwealth University. He is the author of numerous works, including Criminal Justice and Orgauthor of numerous works, including Criminal Justice and Organized Crime in Our Times and contributor to Comparative Crianized Crime in Our Times and contributor to Comparative Criminal Justice Systems. minal Justice Systems.

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