The Oxford Handbook of Organized Crime

Hardcover | October 9, 2014

EditorLetizia Paoli

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The Oxford Handbook of Organized Crime provides an informed, authoritative, and comprehensive overview of current knowledge about the nature and effects of the principal forms of organized crime, as well as the type and effectiveness of efforts to prevent and control them. Reflecting the transnational dimensions of criminal organizations and their activities, and the growing role of international organizations reacting to organized crime, The Handbook takes a global perspective with first-rate contributions from around the world covering the main regions and countriesin which organized crime activity is at its greatest. It is divided into four sections: concepts and research methods, actors and interactions, markets and activities, and, finally, national and international policies to fight criminal organizations. While there are a number of organized crime texts available, none delivers a systematic, high-quality and truly global approach to the topic as is available in The Oxford Handbook of Organized Crime. Its insights illuminate both traditional areas of study in the field and pathways for developingcutting-edge research questions.

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The Oxford Handbook of Organized Crime provides an informed, authoritative, and comprehensive overview of current knowledge about the nature and effects of the principal forms of organized crime, as well as the type and effectiveness of efforts to prevent and control them. Reflecting the transnational dimensions of criminal organizatio...

Letizia Paoli is Professor of Criminology at the K.U. Leuven Faculty of Law, Belgium and author or editor of three books, including Mafia Brotherhoods: Organized Crime Italian Style and (with Victoria Greenfield and Peter Reuter) The World Heroin Market: Can Heroin Supply Be Cut?.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:712 pages, 9.75 × 6.75 × 0.98 inPublished:October 9, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019973044X

ISBN - 13:9780199730445

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List of ContributorsLetizia Paoli: IntroductionPart I. Concept, Theories, History and Research Methods1. Letizia Paoli and Tom Van der Beken: Organized Crime: A Contested Concept2. Edward R. Kleemans: Theoretical Perspectives on Organized Crime3. Cyrille Frijnaut: Searching for Organized Crime in History4. Dick Hobbs and Georgios A. Antonopoulos: How to Research Organized CrimePart II. Actors and Interactions5. The Italian Mafia6. Jay Albanese: The Italian-American Mafia7. Vadim Volkov: Russian Mafia: Rise and Extincio8. Francisco E. Thoumi: Organized Crime in Colombia: The Actors Running the Illegal Drug Industry9. Monica Medel and Francisco E. Thoumi: Mexican Drug Cartels10. Ko Lin-Chin and Min Liu: Chinese Organized Crime11. Peter Hill: The Japanese Yakuza12. Phil Williams: West African Organized Crime13. Scott H. Decker and David C. Pyrooz: Gangs: Another Form of Organized Crime?14. Martin Bouchard and Carlo Morselli: Opportunistic Structures of Organized Crime15. Susanne Karstedt: Organizing Crime: The State as Agent16. Henk van de Bunt, Dina Siegel, and Damien Zaitch: The Social Embeddedness of Organized CrimePart III. Markets and Activities17. Federico Varese: Protection and Extortion18. Peter Reuter: Drug Markets and Organized Crime19. Edward R. Kleemans and Monika Smit: Human Smuggling, Human Trafficking, and Exploitation in the Sex Industry20. Toine Spapens: Illegal Gambling21. Michael levi: Money Laundering22. Andrew Feinstein and Paul Holden: Arms Trafficking23. Michael Levi: Organized Fraud24. Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo and Peter Grabosky: Cyber Crime25. Tim Boekhout van Solinge: The Illegal Exploitation of Natural ResourcesPart IV. Policies to Control Organized Crime26. James B. Jacobs and Elizabeth A. Dondlinger: Organized Crime Control in the United States of America27. Margaret Beare and Michael Woodiwiss: U.S. Organized Crime Control Policies Exported Abroad28. Cyrille Fijnaut: European Union Organized Crime Control Policies29. Antonio La Spina: The Fight against the Mafia in Italy30. Julie Ayling and Rod Broadhurst: Organized Crime Control in Australia and New Zealand31. Rod Broadhurst and Nicholas Farrelly: Organized Crime Control in Asia: Examples from India, China and the Golden Triangle32. Michael Kilchling: Finance-Oriented Strategies of Organized Crime ControlIndex