Organized Crime

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ORGANIZED CRIME, 5/e gives students a clear understanding of organized crime from social, political and economic perspectives: what it is, how it has evolved, where it stands, where it is headed, and how societies can respond to it. The authors dispel long-standing myths surrounding organized crime, and consider the phenomenon in all its forms. This logically-organized, highly-readable book promotes learning with extensive pedagogical features, including chapter objectives, critical thinking projects, summaries, key terms, discussion points, and suggested readings. This edition’s extensive new coverage includes updated discussions of drug trafficking and terrorism, as well as organized crime groups from China, Nigeria, Albania, Central America, Japan, and the Tri-Border area.

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"I would classify this book as one of the best, if not the best organized crime textbook on the market. It is very readable, straightforward, and presents the material in a sound way." — Kenneth L. Mullen, Appalachian State University


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Organized Crime, Third Edition enlivens today's discussion of hot criminal topics: who the organized crime players are, what they do, and how to bring them to justice. The third edition features discussions of the following:

New topics:
  • Arms trafficking
  • Contraband smuggling
  • Counterfeiting
  • Environmental crime
  • Trafficking in gems and gold
  • High-tech crime
  • Intellectual property rights violations
  • Trafficking in women and children
Updates on:
  • Trafficking in nuclear material
  • 21st century terrorism and the impact of 9-11
  • Albanian drug smuggling networks
  • Expansion of Chinese and Japanese organized crime
  • Mexican, Nigerian, Dominican drug syndicates
  • Recent changes in Southeast/Southwest Asia
  • Drug trafficking trends
  • Piracy

Organized Crime, Third Edition, gives students what they need to know about organized crime and the criminal justice system's fight to stop it. Exciting current topics, along with fully-updated research and references, will keep students abreast of the most important issues and trends in organized crime today!

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