Organized Crime 11th Edition
Howard Abadinsky
ISBN-13: 9781305633711 | ISBN-10: 1305633717
© 2017 | Published |  480  Pages
Previous Editions: 9781133049630

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Ever dynamic, organized crime continues to change. Efforts to combat one aspect of the phenomenon, the American Mafia, have reached high levels of prosecutorial success -- resulting in a decline in the organization's relative importance. Meanwhile, criminal organizations operating on a global scale have become more sophisticated and more threatening, and additional crime groups have been added to the pantheon we refer to as organized crime. Reflecting changes that have occurred in recent years, this eleventh edition updates information and analyses of organized crime, including how criminal groups around the world are organized; the widening of their business activities; and the statutes, agencies, and techniques used to combat them.

  • 1. Introduction to Organized Crime.
    2. Explanations for Organized Crime.
    3. United States.
    4. Italy and Albania.
    5. Colombia and Mexico.
    6. Russia and the Former Soviet Union.
    7. Asia.
    8. Africa.
    9. Outlaw Motorcycle Clubs.
    10. Organized Crime: "Goods and Services".
    11. Organized Crime and Drug Trafficking.
    12. Organized Crime in Labor, Business, and Money Laundering.
    13. Organized Crime Statutes.
    14. Investigating and Prosecuting Organized Crime.

    • Each chapter opens with learning objectives and ends with an extensive "bullet-point" summary and comprehensive review questions.
    • Without sensationalism or "dumbing down" material, ORGANIZED CRIME provides accurate, engaging, and student-friendly insight into a growing and ever-changing phenomenon that threatens global security.
    • The number of chapters has been reduced from fifteen to fourteen, and information in each has been updated. To help streamline the content, the extensive historical review of politics and organized crime in the nineteenth and early twentieth century has been eliminated.
    • The book contains cutting edge material on the phenomenon of organized crime, including an examination of similarities and differences between organized crime and terrorism.
    • Six chapters examine organized crime in key areas of the world -- the United States, Italy and Albania, Colombia and Mexico, Russia and the former Soviet Union, Asia, and Africa -- highlighting local influences that create similarities and distinctions between criminal organizations
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  • Howard Abadinsky is professor of criminal justice at St. John's University. A graduate of Queens College of the City University of New York, he has an MSW from Fordham University and a PhD in sociology from New York University. Prior to entering academia, he was a New York State Parole Officer and Senior Parole Officer and a Cook County, Illinois, Deputy Sheriff/Inspector. He was a consultant to the President's Commission on Organized Crime and founder of the International Association for the Study of Organized Crime. Dr. Abadinsky is the author of several books, including THE CRIMINAL ELITE: ORGANIZED AND PROFESSIONAL CRIME; PROBATION AND PAROLE: THEORY AND PRACTICE; and LAW, COURTS, AND JUSTICE IN AMERICA.