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Illegal Entrepreneurship, Organized Crime and Social Control: Essays in Honor of Professor Dick Hobbs

Edited by: Georgios A. Antonopoulos

ISBN13: 9783319316062
Published: June 2016
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
Country of Publication: Switzerland
Format: Hardback
Price: £93.00



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This book covers organized crime groups, empirical studies of organized crime, criminal finances and money laundering, and crime prevention, gathering some of the most authoritative and well-known scholars in the field. The contributions to this book are new chapters written in honor of Professor Dick Hobbs, on the occasion of his retirement. They reflect his powerful influence on the study of organized crime, offering a novel perspective that located organized crime in its socio-economic context, studied through prolonged ethnographic engagement.

Professor Hobbs has influenced a generation of criminology researchers engaged in studying organized crime groups, and this work provides a both a look back and this influence and directions for future research. It will be of interest to researchers in criminology and criminal justice, particularly with a focus on organized crime and financial crime, as well as those interested in corruption, crime prevention, and applications of ethnographic methods.

Subjects:
Criminal Law
Contents:
Introduction
Georgios A. Antonopoulos

Part I - 'Organized crime': Theoretical perspectives, structures and empirical manifestations
1. Towards a theory of organized crime: some preliminary reflections Letizia Paoli
2. The Ties that Bind: A Taxonomy of Associational Criminal Structures Klaus von Lampe
3. Globalisation, Locale and Bankruptcy Fraud: A Historical ExplorationMike Levi
4. North Brabant: A Brief History of a Hotbed of Organized Crime Toine Spapens
5. 'Struggling, Juggling & Street Corner Hustling': The street economy of Newham's Black community Kenny Monrose
6. 'Earth, Water, Air, and Fire': Environmental Crimes, Mafia Power and Political Negligence in Calabria Anna Sergi & Nigel South
7. Sharks in sheep's clothing - modalities of predatory and illegal lending in Bulgaria Anton Kojouharov & Atanas Rusev
8. Women in Criminal Market Activities: Findings from a Study in China Anqi Shen & Georgios A. Antonopoulos

Part II - Criminal Finances
9. The Financial Flows of Transnational Crime and Tax Fraud in OECD Countries: Some Empirical Facts Friedrich Schneider
10. The Monty Python Flying Circus of Money Laundering and the Question of Proportionality Petrus van Duyne, Jackie Harvey and Liliya Gelemerova

Part III - Dealing with 'Organized Crime'
11. Smuggling in the Dodecanese under the Italian Administration Filippo Marco Espinoza & Georgios Papanicolaou
12. 'The big scare': Bikers and the construction of organized crime in Norway Paul Larsson
13. The innovative containment of organized crime problems in Amsterdam's inner-city, 1996-2015 Cyrille Fijnaut
14. Trafficking and the "Victim Industry" Complex Paraskevi S. Bouklis
15. Bred and Meet: Gangs and God in East London Gary Armstrong & James Rosbrook-Thompson
16. EU Fraud & New Member States - Is it a case of the curate's egg? Brendan Quirke
17. Where there's muck, there's brass - and class: Financial market regulation and public policy Nicholas Dorn

Part IV - Dick Hobbs' Influence on Theory and Methods
18. 'Keeping It Real': Dick Hobbs' legacy of classic ethnography and the new ultra-realist agenda Steve Hall and Simon Winlow
19. 'In there like a dirty shirt': Reflections on fieldwork in the police organization James Sheptycki