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Dangerous Decisions : Problem Solving in Tomorrow's World :  Problem Solving in Tomorrow's World - Enid Mumford

Dangerous Decisions : Problem Solving in Tomorrow's World

Problem Solving in Tomorrow's World

Hardcover Published: May 1999
ISBN: 9780306461422
Number Of Pages: 233

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In a world where technology is continually advancing, and problems are becoming more and more complex, established practices for decision making and problem solving are no longer effective. In this new book, however, Enid Mumford draws on her wealth of experience in management, business schools, and working with the police and other professional problem solvers to show us how to tackle complex problems efficiently. With drugs and cyber-crime as her main examples Professor Mumford shows how these topical, yet apparently permanent problems, could be approached. She does this by looking at how the criminals themselves have overcome legal obstacles, and other problems to make the drug trafficking industry the second largest in the world today, and the relative newcomer, electronic fraud, a multi-billion dollar problem already. These crimes, which in themselves lead to more crime from petty theft to support a drug habit, to international money laundering, are incredibly complex, and yet the book shows us that there is not only a way forward with these issues, but a way to approach all complex problems with efficiency and competency, wherever they occur in our lives.

Industry Reviews

`Overall, I would recommend this book as a useful alternative source of information for those interested in the psychology of drug and cyber crime. The book has a fin de siecle appeal that forces us to see how much the world changed in the 1990s.' Legal and Criminological Psychology, 6(2001)

Introduction: Problem Solving and Uncertaintyp. 1
The Problems of Problem Solvingp. 13
Choosing Problem-Solving Methodsp. 25
Problem Solving by Specialist Groups: Scientists, Lawyers, and Doctorsp. 41
Problem Solving and the Policep. 59
Drug Dealers and Drug Barons as Problem Solversp. 75
Understanding the Drug Problemp. 89
Tackling the Drug Problem: Governments as Strategic Plannersp. 103
Operational Guidelines for Problem Solvingp. 121
Different Groups with Different Problemsp. 133
Cyber Crime: A New Kind of Fraudp. 149
Addressing Cyber Crime Problemsp. 169
Money Laundering: Where Drugs and Cyber Crime Meetp. 185
The Challenges of Problem Solvingp. 197
Notesp. 213
Indexp. 223
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ISBN: 9780306461422
ISBN-10: 0306461420
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 233
Published: May 1999
Publisher: Springer Science+Business Media
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 1.18