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Russian Organized Crime : Cummings Center - Phil Williams

Russian Organized Crime

Cummings Center

Paperback Published: 31st March 1997
ISBN: 9780714643120
Number Of Pages: 270

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The development of Russian organized crime over the last few years has been nothing short of spectacular. Russian criminal organizations have become a major factor in Russia's evolution towards democracy and a free market, although the exact nature of their impact is still poorly understood. They have infiltrated the banking system, taken control of many businesses, and have engaged in a wide variety of criminal activities ranging from extortion, control of prostitution and drug-trafficking, to trafficking in nuclear material. For all the concern and publicity it has generated, Russian organized crime is not well understood, which makes this volume all the more timely.

Introduction: How Serious a Threat is Russian Organized Crime?p. 1
Russian Organized Crime: A Brief Historyp. 28
The Emerging Criminal State: Economic and Political Aspects of Organized Crime in Russiap. 53
Major Mafia Gangs in Russiap. 63
Threats to the Foreign Business Community in Moscowp. 88
Recent Trends in Nuclear Smugglingp. 109
Post-Soviet Organized Crime: A New Form of Authoritarianismp. 122
Russian Emigre Crime in the United States: Organized Crime or Crime that is Organized?p. 139
On the Origins of Fuel Racketeering: The Americans and the Russians in New Yorkp. 156
Documentation: Analysis of Russian Emigree Crime in the Tri-State Regionp. 177
Recent Developmentsp. 227
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ISBN: 9780714643120
ISBN-10: 0714643122
Series: Cummings Center
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 270
Published: 31st March 1997
Publisher: F CASS PUBN
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 1