Transnational Crime and the 21st Century: Criminal Enterprise, Corruption, and Opportunity

Paperback | January 26, 2011

byJay S. Albanese

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Transnational crime is to the early twenty-first century what city gangs and Al Capone were to the early twentieth century. In Transnational Crime and the 21st Century: Criminal Enterprise, Corruption, and Opportunity, noted criminologist Jay S. Albanese uses case studies, interviews, and themost up-to-date research to explore the connections between transnational crime and organized crime. A concise and affordable supplement for courses in comparative, international, and organized crime, this provocative text offers students a solid basis for understanding the nature of transnationalcrime.

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Transnational crime is to the early twenty-first century what city gangs and Al Capone were to the early twentieth century. In Transnational Crime and the 21st Century: Criminal Enterprise, Corruption, and Opportunity, noted criminologist Jay S. Albanese uses case studies, interviews, and themost up-to-date research to explore the conn...

Jay S. Albanese is a criminologist and professor in the Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University. He is the 2011 recipient of the Gerhard Mueller Award from the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences International Section for outstanding contributions to comparative and international criminal ju...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 6.1 × 9.09 × 0.59 inPublished:January 26, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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PrefaceAbout the Author1. The Universe of Transnational CrimeTypes of Transnational CrimeThe Ethnicity Trap and Transnational CrimeCriminal Networks Versus Formal Organizations2. Drug TraffickingThe Nature of Transnational Drug TraffickingThe Volume of Drug TraffickingAssessing Drug Trafficking TrendsFocusing on Drug Markets Versus Drugs and Drug TraffickersThe Legalization Argument and Drug TraffickingDrug Use and the Ultimate Solution3. Stolen PropertyTypology of Stolen Property CrimesTrafficking in Stolen Consumer GoodsWeapons TraffickingAntiquities and ArtNatural ResourcesThe Essential Enabler for Stolen Property Trafficking4. CounterfeitingThe Nature of Counterfeiting and ForgeryThe Extent of Counterfeiting and ForgeryThe Harms of CounterfeitingCounterfeiting EnforcementCounterfeiting Prevention5. Human TraffickingWhat Is Human Trafficking?Extrapolating RiskA Criminal Enterprise ApproachRecruiters, Transporters, and ExploitersCombining Victim Risk Assessments with Criminal EnterprisesThe Future of Human Trafficking6. Fraud and CybercrimeChanges in Property Ownership and StorageThe Movement of PropertyThe Extent of FraudProtecting Property from LarcenyCrime Prevention Technology Reacts to Criminal TechnologyThe Causes and Prevention of Theft and Fraud7. Commercial Vices: Obscenity and PornographyDefining Obscenity and PornographyHow Much Obscenity Is There?The Rise of the InternetNew Approaches to an Old ProblemObscenity: From Sex to ViolenceWhy Is Pornography So Popular?8. Extortion and RacketeeringInfiltration of BusinessThe Nature of ExtortionProtection RacketsWhat Is a Racketeer?Hidden Ownership and Ancillary EnterprisesThe Secretive Nature of Criminal Enterprises9. Money LaunderingThe Dimensions of Money LaunderingProblems of Anti-Money-Laundering ComplianceAsset ForfeitureThe Boundaries of Asset SeizurePressures Countering Anti-Money-Laundering Efforts10. Corruption and the FutureWhat Is Corruption?Costs of CorruptionHow Does Corruption Flourish?How Much Corruption Is there?Enforcing Anti-Corruption MeasuresThe Future: Can Corruption Be Reduced or Eliminated?GlossaryIndex