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Global Organized Crime : Trends and Developments - Dina Siegel

Global Organized Crime

Trends and Developments

By: Dina Siegel (Editor), H. G. van de Bunt (Editor), Damien Zaitch (Editor)

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In the current processes of political, economic and cultural changes serious cross-border forms of organized crime receive unprecedented attention as spectacular global media events, as 'threats' of all sorts, and as priority targets of criminal policy and political agendas. Most books on 'global organized crime' focus on one particular region, topic or event, and are written from one specific theoretical and disciplinary framework.
The renowned scholars who have contributed to this volume present up-to-date expertise on regions as distant and different as Russia, Colombia, the Netherlands, Israel, Peru and Britain. They tackle phenomena such as international drug trafficking, alien and women smuggling, terrorism, East European organized crime and financial crimes. They show not only how these issues are interrelated, but also the way in which they interact with social, economic and political legitimate structures. The contributors critically question the policies and strategies currently pursued. They explore different theoretical arguments from the perspective of their own disciplines, which include economics, criminology, political science and anthropology.

Acknowledgementp. 1
Introductionp. 3
Recent trends in cocaine trafficking in the Netherlands and Spainp. 7
Ecstasy in Israel and abroadp. 19
The war against drugs and the interests of governmentsp. 25
Illicit drugs in the Andes five years after UNGASS-98p. 33
Organized crime in former Yugoslaviap. 45
The transnational Russian mafiap. 51
The Russian and Polish mafia in central Europep. 63
Natashas and Turkish men: new trends in women trafficking and prostitutionp. 73
Trafficking in human beings: an international perspectivep. 85
The social organisation of human traffickingp. 97
Smuggling aliens toward the Netherlands: the role of human smugglers and transnational networksp. 105
Organising financial crimes: breaking the economic power of organised crime groups?p. 117
Quicksand; the 'proceeds-of-crime-approach'p. 127
The effects of terrorism on crime patterns in society: the case of Israelp. 137
Financial controls of terrorism and informal value transfer methodsp. 149
'The ties that bind': uncovering the relationship between organised crime and terrorismp. 159
About the authorsp. 175
Referencesp. 181
Indexp. 193
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ISBN: 9781402018183
ISBN-10: 1402018185
Series: Studies of Organized Crime
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 199
Published: 30th November 2003
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 1.17
Weight (kg): 0.66