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Transnational Organized Crime

Transnational Organized Crime
An Overview from Six Continents

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May 2013 | 224 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This unique text explores the expansive topic of transnational organized crime, incorporating expert perspectives found throughout the world’s six inhabited continents: North America, Central and South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Oceania. Editors Jay S. Albanese and Philip L. Reichel gather the knowledge and expertise of numerous authors, researchers, and practitioners in this field who are either native to each world region, have extensively travelled and worked there, or are recognized scholars for those regions. Through this text, readers will begin to understand the geographic, cultural, and regional similarities and differences underying the common threat of transnational organized crime, as well as how to address the global expansion of organized crime today.

Jan van Dijk and Toine Spapens
Chapter 1. Transnational Organized Crime Networks Across the World
James O. Finckenauer and Jay Albanese
Chapter 2. Transnational Organized Crime in North America
Mary Fran T. Malone and Christine B. Malone-Rowe
Chapter 3. Transnational Organized Crime in Latin America
Klaus von Lampe
Chapter 4. Transnational Organized Crime in Europe
Mark Shaw
Chapter 5. Transnational Organized Crime in Africa
Richard H. Ward and Daniel J. Mabrey
Chapter 6. Transnational Organized Crime in Asia and the Middle East
Roderic Broadhurst, Mark Lauchs, and Sally Lohrisch
Chapter 7. Transnational Organized Crime Oceania
Gus Martin
Chapter 8. Terrorism and Transnational Organized Crime
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I was not able to adequately review the course materials. The decision date is next year but the decision time was significantly shorter than expected.

Professor Johnna Whitcraft
Crimnal Justice Administration, Central Pennsylvania College
May 15, 2023

I was assured I could access instructor resources such as test banks with this book but basically find it impossible to do so on this site.

Mark Johnson
Criminal Justice Dept, Univ Of Louisiana-Monroe
August 22, 2023

A very good overview for the introduction of transnational crime. A nicely designed publication, easy to follow and the lay out is smooth.

Professor Todd Douglas Hand
Law, Unity College In Maine
June 3, 2019

The theoretical framework is accessible and the chapters on each region are extremely helpful. The regional case studies ' material are paramount to understanding the transnational character of the problem and the required responses. Highly recommended for undergraduate and post-graduate students who want to be up-to-date with one of the most serious security concerns of the twenty first century.

Dr Alexandra Dias
Political Studies, New University of Lisbon
March 4, 2015

An excellent resource, this book provides a clear and concise collection of international perspectives. This is an important book which vividly illuminates to the reader the cultural and regional composition of transnational threats.

Miss Emma Conduct
School of Applied Social Science, Brighton University
August 14, 2014
Key features


  • Offers single-volume coverage of organized crime throughout the world with attention to transnational organized crime networks and to the criminal markets and groups at domestic and regional levels.
  • Presents rarely covered information on organized crime in regions such as Africa, the Pacific Islands, and the Middle East.
  • Includes a comprehensive index for quick access to key terms and names.
  • Provides up-to-date data throughout the book to support the regional coverage.
  • Examines the link between transnational organized crime and terrorism in the final chapter.

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