The Global Underworld

Transnational Crime and the United States
Author: Don Liddick,Donald R.. Liddick
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275980740
Category: Social Science
Page: 159
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Provides a general overview of the nature and scale of transnational crime and how it affects the United States.

Global Organized Crime

A 21st Century Approach
Author: Mitchel P. Roth
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317267184
Category:
Page: 556
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In the maelstrom of globalization and cyberspace, organized crime continues to defy definition. A diverse array of activities is perpetuated by criminal organizations, criminal groups and associations, and gangs, and it is clear that one specific label is no longer adequate. This book offers a uniquely global approach to organized crime and the multitude of forces that shape it in the 21st century. As well as discussing definitions of and the historical roots of organized crime, this book examines various forms of organized crime around the world in the US, Mexico, Latin America and the Caribbean, Russia and Europe, Asia and Africa. This revised and updated new edition includes coverage of: the rise of the ’Ndrangheta in Italy and their global expansion; the impact of drug legalization on organized crime and the problem of methamphetamine; organ trading, money laundering, and animal poaching; changes in gang traditions and gangland penitentiaries; the decentralization of Mexican cartels, the growth of opium production in Myanmar, and the drug war in Africa; and the advancement of ISIS and the emergence of the Silk Road and the Dark Net. This book is essential reading for students engaged in the study of global and transnational organized crime, with features including chapter overviews, key terms, critical thinking questions, and case studies.

All is Clouded by Desire

Global Banking, Money Laundering, and International Organized Crime
Author: Alan A. Block,Constance A. Weaver,Constance Weaver
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275983307
Category: Social Science
Page: 263
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A dark tale of international white-collar organized crime involving the Russian mafia, legitimate and illegitimate financial institutions, Intelligence operatives, high-level bankers, and politically connected individuals

Routledge Handbook of Transnational Organized Crime


Author: Felia Allum,Stan Gilmour
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135424578
Category: Political Science
Page: 576
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Transnational organized crime crosses borders, challenges States, exploits individuals, pursues profit, wrecks economies, destroys civil society, and ultimately weakens global democracy. It is a phenomenon that is all too often misunderstood and misrepresented. This handbook attempts to redress the balance, by providing a fresh and interdisciplinary overview of the problems which transnational organized crime represents. The innovative aspect of this handbook is not only its interdisciplinary nature but also the dialogue between international academics and practitioners that it presents. The handbook seeks to provide the definitive overview of transnational organized crime, including contributions from leading international scholars as well as emerging researchers. The work starts by examining the origins, concepts, contagion and evolution of transnational organized crime and then moves on to discuss the impact, governance and reactions of governments and their agencies, before looking to the future of transnational organized crime, and how the State will seek to respond. Providing a cutting edge survey of the discipline, this work will be essential reading for all those with an interest in this dangerous phenomenon.

Decoding Albanian Organized Crime

Culture, Politics, and Globalization
Author: Jana Arsovska
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520958713
Category: Social Science
Page: 312
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The expansion of organized crime across national borders has become a key security concern for the international community. In this theoretically and empirically vibrant portrait of a global phenomenon, Jana Arsovska examines some of the most widespread myths about the so-called Albanian Mafia. Based on more than a decade of research, including interviews with victims, offenders, and law enforcement across ten countries, as well as court files and confidential intelligence reports, Decoding Albanian Organized Crime presents a comprehensive overview of the causes, codes of conduct, activities, migration, and structure of Albanian organized crime groups in the Balkans, Western Europe, and the United States. Paying particular attention to the dynamic relationships among culture, politics, and organized crime, the book develops a framework for understanding the global growth of the criminal underworld and provides a model for future comparative research.

Criminology


Author: Freda Adler,Gerhard O. W. Mueller,William S. Laufer
Publisher: McGraw-Hill College
ISBN: 9780070004986
Category: Social Science
Page: 411
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Organized crime

Begriff und Theorie organisierter Kriminalität in den USA
Author: Klaus von Lampe
Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing
ISBN: 9783631347218
Category: Organized crime
Page: 391
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Organized Crime


Author: Michael D. Lyman,Gary W. Potter
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
Page: 536
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This book demystifies the world of organized crime by analyzing it closely and critically from a social perspective. Afro-American, Mexican, Asian, Colombian, African and Jamaican criminal groups are discussed as well as their Italian criminal counterparts who are typically thought of when the term " organized crime" is used. The book chronicles the history, current role, and future of players in the world of organized crime, along with insight on what the criminal justice system is doing to suppress organized criminals. the concept of organized crime, theories of organized criminal behavior, the evolution of organized crime, the business of organized crime, the illicit drug trade, domestic organized crime groups, a comparative perspective, terrorism as organized crime, organized crime's political and corporate alliance, controlling organized crime. For anyone interested in organized crime especially those in law enforcement.

Organised Crime in Europe

Concepts, Patterns and Control Policies in the European Union and Beyond
Author: Cyrille Fijnaut,Letizia Paoli
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402026153
Category: Social Science
Page: 1073
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This volume represents the first attempt to systematically compare organised crime concepts, as well as historical and contemporary patterns and control policies in thirteen European countries. These include seven ‘old’ EU Member States, two ‘new’ members, a candidate country, and three non-EU countries. Based on a standardised research protocol, thirty-three experts from different legal and social disciplines provide insight through detailed country reports. On this basis, the editors compare organised crime patterns and policies in Europe and assess EU initiatives against organised crime.

Human traffic and transnational crime

Eurasian and American perspectives
Author: Sally W. Stoecker,Louise I. Shelley
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
ISBN: 9780742530294
Category: Social Science
Page: 161
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Russian social scientists, legal scholars, and officials in government agencies examine human trafficking from Russia and Ukraine to the US. The original Russian Torgovlia Liud'mi was edited by Elena Tiuriukanova and Liudmila Erochina and published by Academia Press in 2002; the English edition has been updated and enlarged to eight studies in such.

Economic Espionage and Industrial Spying


Author: Hedieh Nasheri
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521543712
Category: Law
Page: 270
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This 2005 book provides an analytic overview and assessment of the changing nature of crime in the burgeoning information society. Bringing together views from leading national and international authorities, Hedieh Nasheri explains the historical and theoretical background surrounding issues of economic espionage, trade secret theft and industrial spying and its impact on society. She looks at legislative history, the progression of electronic and corporate criminal behavior by introducing the concept of information theft and computer crimes, exploring its definition, its identification and its development within criminology. Nasheri presents an assessment of the state of economic espionage activities within a criminological context and based on that assessment addresses areas where additional action is required. The book also draws attention to a variety of issues raised by economic espionage and technological development. It draws on a variety of disciplines, including criminology, criminal justice, sociology, law and society, economics and political science.

Organized Crime


Author: Nikos Passas
Publisher: Dartmouth Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781855214378
Category: Social Science
Page: 579
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All Is Clouded by Desire: Global Banking, Money Laundering, and International Organized Crime

Global Banking, Money Laundering, and International Organized Crime
Author: Alan A. Block,Constance A. Weaver
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313017468
Category: Social Science
Page: 288
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Before Enron, before Arthur Anderson, and before Worldcom, there was the Bank of New York money laundering scandal, which hit headlines in 1999. Promising to be one of the most important books on international organized crime, money laundering, and the complicity between legitimate and illegitimate businesses in both the United States and the former Soviet Union, among other places, during the last decade of the 20th century, All Is Clouded by Desire examines the criminal dealings that led to the revelation that the Bank of New York's Eastern European Division laundered $6 billion for Russian organized criminals and other shady organizations and individuals. In a series of intrigues that involved crooked Geneva banker Bruce Rappaport and high-level members of the Bank of New York, criminal Russian organizations were able to thrive and prosper during a time when the rest of the former Soviet Union crumbled amidst growing corruption and a declining economy. Tracing the financial shenanigans back many years, Block and Weaver illustrate how the underworld of high finance, money laundering, mafia groups, CIA operatives, and legitimate banking institutions can clean dirty money and operate criminal enterprises that span the globe. Block and Weaver carefully assemble a vivid examination of the world of hot money in the arena of international banking and the roles played by Intelligence, the politically connected, and the criminally inclined. Focusing on the intensely private Genava banker Bruce Rappaport and the Bank of New York, the authors show how the two worked together with dodgy Russian banks to move and launder billions through channels that include off-shore banks, shady joint-ventures, and outright criminal organizations. Relying on primary sources from the logs of the institutions involved, interviews with British Intelligence operatives and former CIA officers, secret discussions with private detectives handling the infamous Marc Rich tax case, and material collected by two private detective agencies in London and New York, the book exposes the various machinations that were instrumental in completing the financial schemes that would ultimately cause the downfall of two top Bank of New York executives.