Beyond the mafia: organized crime in the Americas

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Sage Publications, 1998 - True Crime - 257 pages
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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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.


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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