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Organized Crime, CourseSmart eTextbook

By Mitchel P. Roth

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Mar 9, 2009

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For courses in Organized Crime and Corruption, Homeland Security, and Criminal Justice Intelligence.


Moving beyond outdated interpretations, this text addresses the rapidly changing world of organized crime. By looking at the forces of globalization, terrorism and hi-tech crime, it helps readers understand the complicated nature of organized crime today. Appropriate for a wide audience, its level is applicable for both undergraduate and graduate level students and its interdisciplinary approach relies on research from a variety of fields. Chapter introductions and critical thinking questions keep readers engaged as they are confronted with the realities of organized crime in a twenty-first century world.


Table of Contents

1.      Defining and Recognizing OC

2.      Explaining Criminal Subcultures and Actors

3.      Italian Organized Crime: Old World Origins

4.      The Mafia in America: Origins of an Alien Conspiracy

5.      Historical Roots of OC in America

6.      Vice Prohibition in America: Alcohol, Narcotics, Gambling, and Prostitution

7.      Business of OC

8.      Homegrown OD: OMGS, Prison Gangs, and Urban Street Gangs

9.      Asian OC

10.  OC in Russia and Europe

11.  OC in Mexico and Latin America

12.  Afrolineal OC

13.  Terrorism and OC: An Evolving Relationship

14.  Investigating and Responding to OC

15.  Organized Crime in a Hi-Tech World

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