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Transnational Organized Crime

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Edited by: Margaret E. Beare

ISBN13: 9781409447566
Published: October 2013
Publisher: Routledge
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £260.00

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This selection of influential articles traces our evolving understanding of transnational organized crime - paradigm shifts - from the 'alien conspiracy' focused research to the more nuanced focused scholarship on 'markets' and 'networks', culminating in a focus on 'enablers' of transnational crimes and evaluations of 'harm' from transnational crimes. The selected essays and articles reflect the way in which politics, economics and social factors have impacted on scholarly thinking and the introduction also highlights the many authors and professionals who have been influential in this field. This volume is a useful 'one-stop' resource for lecturers and students interested in all aspects of transnational organized crime.

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International Criminal Law
Part I Introduction: The interdisciplinary dimensions of the study of organized crime, Klaus von Lampe.

Part II Ethnicity, Illegal Enterprises and Upward Mobility: Crime as an American way of life: a queer ladder of social mobility, Daniel Bell
Strategic decision making in organized crime control: the need for a broadened perspective, Edwin H. Stier and Peter R. Richards.

Part III Criminal Organizations as 'Alien Conspiracy': Transnational organized crime: the strange career of an American concept, Michael Woodiwiss
Paragons, pariahs, and pirates: a spectrum-based theory of enterprise, Dwight C. Smith.

Part IV RICO and Debates Pertaining to the Structure and Purpose of Criminal Groups: Debunking RICO's myriad myths, G. Robert Blakey
A comparative analysis of organized crime and conspiracy legislation and practice and their relevance to England and Wales, Michael Levi and Alaster Smith.

Part V Refinements, Disorganized Criminal Operations, Protection and Extortion: Disorganized crime: the economics of the visible hand, Peter Reuter
Research on upper level drug trafficking: a review, Fred Desroches
Conspiracy among the many: the mafia in legitimate industries, Diego Gambetta and Peter Reuter
New York City as organized crime fighter, James Jacobs and Alex Hortis
The paradoxes of organized crime, Letizia Paoli.

Part VI Networks and Analysis: The Teamsters, the White House and the Labor Department, Alan Block and Sean Patrick Griffin
Assessing network patterns in illegal firearms markets, Carlo Morselli
Fixers, superfixers and shadow facilitators: how networks connect, Douglas Farah
Illuminating dark networks: a social network analysis of an Australian drug trafficking syndicate, David A. Bright, Caitlin E. Hughes and Jenny Chalmers.

Part VII Markets: The rise of two drug tigers: the development of the illegal drugs industry and drug policy failure in Afghanistan and Colombia, Francisco Thoumi
Organized crime in legitimate sectors of the economy: fact or fiction?, Cyrille Fijnaut, Frank Bovenkerk, Gerben Bruinsma and Henk van de Bunt
Green criminology and dirty collar crime, Vincenzo Ruggiero and Nigel South.

Part VIII A Question of harm: The end of organized crime in the European Union, Nicholas Dorn
Towards a general theory of profit-driven crimes, R. Tom Naylor
Going down the glocal: the local context of organised crime, Dick Hobbs
Illicit globalization: myths, misconceptions, and historical lessons, Peter Andreas
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