Understanding organized crime in global perspective

a reader
Author: Patrick J. Ryan,George Eugene Rush
Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc
ISBN: 9780761909811
Category: Social Science
Page: 249
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Long encouraged by the International Association for the Study of Organized Crime, the current research on this broad and intriguing topic is systematically brought together in this exemplary reader. Understanding Organized Crime in Global Perspective presents a rich collection of articles by outstanding researchers in the field who examine empirical research examples, salient issues and their explication, and provide a theoretical foundation as a guide for further explorations. Skillfully edited by Patrick J. Ryan and George E. Rush, this accessible and timely volume focuses on such particular areas of study and recent trends as: the nature of organized crime; theoretical perspectives; organized crime in Russia, Eastern Europe and Hong Kong, with predictions for the next century; the diversity of activities and structures; and how the law enforcement community responds to organized crime.

The Economic Geographies of Organized Crime


Author: Tim Hall
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 1462535208
Category: Social Science
Page: 224
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Illicit and illegal markets play a substantial role in the global economy, yet have received little attention from economic geographers. This incisive, innovative book examines the spatial dimensions of hidden economic practices and asks how organized crime can be understood empirically and conceptually through a geographical lens. Going beyond stereotypes about gangsters, the book explores the role of spatially distant corporate, state, and criminal actors in such activities as trafficking and smuggling of drugs, people, and goods; counterfeiting; cybercrime; corruption; money laundering; financing of terrorist groups; and environmental crime. It suggests ways that a geographical analysis can contribute to improving policies and practices to curb organized crime at the regional, national, and global levels. ÿ

Measuring Organised Crime in Belgium

A Risk-based Methodology
Author: Chr Black
Publisher: Maklu
ISBN: 9789062157495
Category: Law
Page: 91
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The analysis of organised crime is of interest to academics, policymakers, and regulators.The approach taken is necessarily determined by the requirement for analysis and the available resources.This book is the outcome of a six-month research undertaken for the Belgian Gendarmerie, at Ghent University. It presents a methodology to measure the impact of organised crime in Belgium and its research design has been shaped primarily by the demands of applied research. In doing so the research draws extensively from a breadth of research into organised crime while being shaped by the intelligence and policy requirements of the Gendarmerie's Organised Crime unit.This is reflected in the use of a risk-management process that provides the iterative framework for the methodology. Central to this is a three-fold focus that incorporates organised crime groups, illicit markets and economic sectors. Each element relies upon a different method of analysis, however their complementarity is ensured through the organising principle of the spectrum of enterprise.The result is a methodology that is capable of being incorporated into existing systems and provides a richer form of strategic assessments regarding the impact of organised crime in Belgium.

Routledge Handbook of Transnational Organized Crime


Author: Felia Allum,Stan Gilmour
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113542456X
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.

Cultural Criminology Unleashed


Author: Jeff Ferrell,Keith Hayward,Wayne Morrison,Mike Presdee
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135309833
Category: Law
Page: 336
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First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Politics of Organized Crime and the Organized Crime of Politics

A Study in Criminal Power
Author: Alfredo Schulte-Bockholt
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9780739113585
Category: Social Science
Page: 263
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More than simply a study of the mafia, Alfredo Schulte-Bockholt's work argues that collaboration between political science and criminology is critical to understanding the real nature of organized crime and its power. Schulte-Bockholt looks at specific case studies from Asia, Latin America, and Europe as he develops a theoretical discussion—drawing on the thought of Max Horkheimer, Theodor Adorno, and Antonio Gramsci—of the intimate connections between criminal groups and elite structures. Ranging from an historical discussion of the world drug economy to an examination of the evolution of organized crime in the former Soviet Union, the book extends into a consideration of the possible future development of organized crime in the age of advanced globalization.

Organized Crime

World Perspectives
Author: Jay S. Albanese,Dilip K. Das,Arvind Verma
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
Page: 482
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Written by natives of each of the many countries represented here, this unique collection illustrates the similarities and differences in organized crime around the world. Each country's demographics and location is described and the introduction to each section indicates how the events in other nations on each continent continue to shape the nature and extent of organized crime in many different countries. This compilation of essays provides an analysis of organized crime from the North American, European, Asian, South American, Australasian and African perspectives, as well as the criminal justice response to organized crime. For those interested in a comprehensive analysis of organized crime around the world.

The Globalization and Development Reader

Perspectives on Development and Global Change
Author: J. Timmons Roberts,Amy Bellone Hite,Nitsan Chorev
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118735382
Category: Political Science
Page: 632
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This revised and updated second edition of The Globalizationand Development Reader builds on the considerable success of afirst edition that has been used around the world. It combinesselected readings and editorial material to provide a coherent textwith global coverage, reflecting new theoretical and empiricaldevelopments. Main text and core reference for students and professionalsstudying the processes of social change and development in“third world” countries. Carefully excerpted materialsfacilitate the understanding of classic and contemporarywritings Second edition includes 33 essential readings, including 21 newselections New pieces cover the impact of the recession in the globalNorth, global inequality and uneven development, gender,international migration, the role of cities, agriculture and on thegovernance of pharmaceuticals and climate change politics Increased coverage of China and India help to provide genuinelyglobal coverage, and for a student readership the materials havebeen subject to a higher degree of editing in the new edition Includes a general introduction to the field, and short,insightful section introductions to each reading New readings include selections by Alexander Gershenkron, AliceAmsden, Amartya Sen, Anne-Marie Slaughter, Cecile Jackson, DaniRodrik, David Harvey, Greta Krippner, Kathryn Sikkink, LeslieSklair, Margaret E. Keck, Michael Burawoy, Nitsan Chorev, OscarLewis, Patrick Bond, Peter Evans, Philip McMichael, Pranab Bardhan,Ruth Pearson, Sarah Babb, Saskia Sassen, and Steve Radelet

From Mafia to Organised Crime

A Comparative Analysis of Policing Models
Author: Anna Sergi
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319535684
Category: Social Science
Page: 315
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This book presents primary research conducted in Italy, USA, Australia and the UK on countering strategies and institutional perceptions of Italian mafias and local organized crime groups. Through interviews and interpretation of original documents, this study firstly demonstrates the interaction between institutional understanding of the criminal threats and historical events that have shaped these perceptions. Secondly, it combines analysis of policies and criminal law provisions to identify how policing models which combat mafia and organised crime activities are organized and constructed in each country within a comparative perspective. After presenting the similarities between the four differing policing models, Sergi pushes the comparison further by identifying both conceptual and procedural convergences and divergences across both the four models and within international frameworks. By looking at topics as varied as mafia mobility, money laundering, drug networks and gang violence, this book ultimately seeks to reconsider the conceptualizations of both mafia and organized crime from a socio-behavioural and cultural perspective.

An Introduction to Global Studies


Author: Patricia J. Campbell,Aran MacKinnon,Christy R. Stevens
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444329588
Category: Political Science
Page: 440
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Taking an interdisciplinary approach, An Introduction to Global Studies presents readers with a solid introduction to the complex, interconnected forces and issues confronting today's globalized world. Introduces readers to major theories, key terms, concepts, and notable theorists Equips readers with the basic knowledge and conceptual tools necessary for thinking critically about the complex issues facing the global community Includes a variety of supplemental features to facilitate learning and enhance readers' understanding of the material

Police Practices in Global Perspective


Author: John Eterno,Dilip K. Das
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442200243
Category: Social Science
Page: 264
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In an ever changing complex world, law enforcement must readily adapt to fight criminals/terrorists. This book, written by indigenous authors, provides unique insights into the seven countries being examined. Each chapter brings a unique viewpoint explaining the country's police from the perspective of that country's culture. The wide range of countries combined with native experts make this book a necessary first step toward properly handling international crime and terrorism.

Human Trafficking

Interdisciplinary Perspectives
Author: Mary C. Burke
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135081859
Category: Law
Page: 344
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Written specifically for undergraduates and graduate students, this text is designed to increase the extent to which issues related to human trafficking are understood and addressed. Human Trafficking makes the expertise of those with experience in the anti-slavery movement of this century available to others.

International Perspectives on Crime and Justice


Author: K. Jaishankar
Publisher: K. Jaishankar
ISBN: 1443801984
Category: Law
Page: 741
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In a world of growing interdependence, crimes are no longer confined by national boundaries. In this context, the necessity to understand criminological developments across the globe becomes imperative. This book aims to offer cross-cultural perspectives of different criminological issues and criminal justice systems operating worldwide. This book emphasizes the collective understanding of criminological problems from an international perspective. This book is a quintessence of contemporary criminological developments, with a global outlook. The book is an edited volume of articles collected from criminologists all over the world. It is a peer reviewed collection. The chapters focuses on various criminological issues such as Bullying, Child abuse, Corrections (Institutional and Community), Cyber crimes, Corporate crime, Corruption, Costs of crime, Crime Analysis, Crime prevention, Crime Mapping and GIS, Criminal justice systems, Environmental crime, Ethnic/communal/caste conflicts, Family violence, Fear of crime, High tech crimes, Homicide, Human trafficking, Juvenile Delinquency, Organized crime, Offenders including women offenders, Policing, Prisons, Public attitudes, Restorative justice, Sexual assault, Stalking, Theories of crime, Transnational crime, Victimology, Violence, White collar crime, and Workplace violence.The book aims to provide theoretical frameworks and pragmatic discussions on Criminology and Criminal Justice. It is intended for Academics, Criminal Justice professionals, and Graduate Students who want to improve their understanding of the issues and challenges that arise when issues related to criminology and criminal justice cross national boundaries. Also, practitioners and academics of allied fields like sociology, psychology, geography, political science, public administration and forensic sciences whose research interests include either crime/criminal justice system/Victim or crime analysis will find this book useful."The comprehensive framework of this book means that it provides a rich variety of international perspectives on an array of crime and justice-related issues. The thirty chapters presented here are a treasure trove of insights in terms of both topical variety and approaches within topic. Dr. Jaishankar has assembled a valuable collection of readings that will find broad acceptance internationally." Prof. Keith Harries (From the Foreword)

International Crime and Justice


Author: Mangai Natarajan
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139492373
Category: Social Science
Page: N.A
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International crime and justice is an emerging field that covers international and transnational crimes that have not been the focus of mainstream criminology or criminal justice. This book examines the field from a global perspective. It provides an introduction to the nature of international and transnational crimes and the theoretical perspectives that assist in understanding the relationship between social change and the waxing and waning of the crime opportunities resulting from globalization, migration, and culture conflicts. Written by a team of world experts, it examines the central role of victim rights in the development of legal frameworks for the prevention and control of transnational and international crimes. It also discusses the challenges to delivering justice and obtaining international cooperation in efforts to deter, detect, and respond to these crimes.

Mediating Cultural Diversity in a Globalised Public Space


Author: I. Rigoni,E. Saitta
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137283408
Category: Social Science
Page: 187
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Through enhancing reflection on the treatment of cultural diversity in contemporary Western societies, this collection aims to move the debate beyond the opposition between ethnicity and citizenship and demonstrate ways to achieve equality in multicultural and globalised societies.

The World as a Company Town

Multinational Corporations and Social Change
Author: Elizabeth Idris-Soven,Mary K. Vaughan
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 311080008X
Category: Social Science
Page: 466
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Illegal Markets and the Economics of Organized Crime


Author: Martin Bouchard,Chris Wilkins
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317987519
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 164
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This book showcases recent advances in the theoretical and empirical understanding of the economic aspects of organised crime and illegal markets. It provides new insights into defining and quantifying the influence of organised crime by drawing on innovative approaches to studying criminal networks and organisations such as the Hells Angels. The book includes analysis of the structure of illegal drug markets from international leaders in the field. Finally the text includes empirical case studies of the diverse markets where organised crime is currently active including the illegal market for crystal methamphetamine in Australia, tiger products in China and the falcon and fur trades in Russia. This book was based on a special issue of Global Crime.

CPS5 Transnational Crime and Terrorism in a Global Context


Author: William Bloss
Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Dushkin
ISBN: 9780697747006
Category: Law
Page: 450
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The book offers a collection of original and previously published articles that critically examine transnational crime from a global perspective. Chapters are organized into seven sections that provide a framework for understanding the dynamics of transnational crime and multinational crime control responses. Part One addresses globalization effects, national security issues, definitions, concepts, models, and criminal relationships related to transnational criminal actors and organizations. Part Two explores the characteristics and issues surrounding global organized crime and drug trafficking. The chapters in Part Three provide contemporary explanations, as well as address the ongoing debate, about global terrorism. Chapters in Part Four discuss and analyze illicit goods trafficking, smuggling, and technology crime. In Parts Five and Six chapters examine efforts by international and national organizations, laws, police, and courts to prevent and control transnational crime and terrorism. In Part Seven, the two chapters review available resources used in the study of international criminal justice topics. The book concludes with a discussion of the future prospects for transnational crime. A world map is included as an appendix.

Comparative Criminal Justice Systems


Author: Shahid M. Shahidullah
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 1449604250
Category: Law
Page: 554
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Written for students of criminal justice, Comparative Criminal Justice Systems: Global and Local Perspectives examines the nature of crime and justice in varying countries and cultures in North America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Using a topical approach, it compares different systems of crime and justice in terms of their differences from, and similarities to, the laws and institutions of modern criminal justice, focusing on the United States as a standard of comparison. By examining different criminal justice systems in terms of their local peculiarities and understanding their change and continuity, readers will gain a well-rounded international perspective of the world's varying systems of criminal justice. Key Features: -Explores the rise of modern criminology and the criminal justice system in the nineteenth century. It is critical for students to understand the history of modern systems to fully comprehend the varying nature of today's main legal systems, focusing on the United States as a standard of comparison. -Employs a topical approach to examine the criminal justice systems in varying countries in Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America, including comparative views on law enforcement, judicial systems, corrections, due process of law, and search and seizures. -Includes discussions on comparative processes of criminalization and decriminalization on such issues as domestic violence, child abuse, homosexuality, and sexual harassment. -Discusses new global crimes and their impact on modern and traditional criminal justice systems, including human smuggling, global sex trade, global illegal drug trade, illegal trafficking of conventional military weapons, money laundering, cybercrime, and global terrorism. -Discussion questions ensure that student's grasp the core theoretical concepts.