Organized Crime

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Prentice Hall, Jan 1, 1997 - Social Science - 474 pages
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This study provides a comprehensive overview of organized crime, explaining the concept and the theories of organized crime and criminal behaviour. This text covers several topics, including the definition of organized crime, some theories to explain it, its businesses, history, participants (both domestic and foreign groups), political and corporate alliances, and methods for controlling it.

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About the author (1997)

Michael Lyman" is a member of the faculty of the Criminal Justice and Social Work Department at Columbia College, Columbia, Missouri. In addition to being a teaching faculty member, he serves the Department as the Director or Graduate Studies for the Master of Science in Criminal Justice and advisor of the Forensic Science Program. Prior to entering the field of college teaching, he was employed as a Special Agent for the Intelligence and Organized Crime Division (IOCD) of the Kansas Bureau of Investigation and later as a Senior Intelligence Agent for the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs. Dr. Lyman has authored several textbooks in criminal justice dealing with the areas of criminal investigation, policing, organized crime, and drug abuse. He received both his bachelor's and master's degrees from Wichita State University and his Ph.D. from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

The author welcomes communication and correspondence about his work and can be contacted at Columbia College, 1001 Rogers Street, Columbia, MO 65216.

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