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Understanding Organized Crime in Global Perspective : A Reader - Patrick J. Ryan

Understanding Organized Crime in Global Perspective

A Reader

By: Patrick J. Ryan (Editor), George E. Rush (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st October 1997
ISBN: 9780761909828
Number Of Pages: 264

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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 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 to serve as a guide into further explorations. Skilfully edited, this accessible and timely volume focuses on areas and trends such 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.

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'A collection of well-researched articles on the structure and working of criminal organizations around the world.... There are interesting insights on how organized crime infiltrated the bank sector and financial institutions.... This is an excellent source of information for those with an interest in this subject. And an excellent read even for those who have not studied organised crime extensively. For them, this book could be a starting point'

Selected Readings
The Functions and Structure of Criminal Syndicates
Excerptes from the President's Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Justice Task Force Report: Organized Crime
Donald Cressey's Contribution to the Study of Organized Crime
An Evaluation
The Evil that Men Do
Selected Readings
Trapped in the Folds of Discourse
Theorizing about the Underworld
Bureaucracy and the Mafia
An Alternative View
Selected Readings
The Mafia and The Devil
What They Have in Common
Mafia Memoirs
What They Tell Us about Organized Crime
Selected Reading
The Social Organization of Organized Crime in Chicago
Asian Gangs and Asian Organized Crime in Chicago
Bandit Banks
Financial Services and Organized Crime
International Organized Crime
Emerging Trends in Entrepreneurial Crime
Selected Readings
Russian Organized Crime
Its History, Structure and Function
Primitive Capitalist Accumulation
Russia as a Racket
Russia's Great Criminal Revolution
The Role of the Security Services
Selected Readings
Organized Crime in the Royal Colony of Hong Kong
Hong Kong after 1997
Transnational Organized Crime in a Shrinking World
The Evolution and Future Direction of Southeast Asian Criminal Organizations
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ISBN: 9780761909828
ISBN-10: 0761909826
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 1st October 1997
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.08 x 18.95  x 1.47
Weight (kg): 0.46