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Understanding Organized Crime in Global Perspective
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Understanding Organized Crime in Global Perspective
A Reader

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September 1997 | 264 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Long encouraged by the International Association for the Study of Organized Crime, the current research on this broad and intriguing topic is systematically brought together in this exemplary reader. Understanding Organized Crime in Global Perspective presents a rich collection of articles by outstanding researchers in the field who examine empirical research examples, salient issues and their explication, and provide a theoretical foundation as a guide for further explorations. Skillfully edited by Patrick J. Ryan and George E. Rush, this accessible and timely volume focuses on such particular areas of study and recent trends as: the nature of organized crime; theoretical perspectives; organized crime in Russia, Eastern Europe and Hong Kong, with predictions for the next century; the diversity of activities and structures; and how the law enforcement community responds to organized crime.


 
SECTION ONE
 
Commentary
Selected Readings

 
Donald Ray Cressey
The Functions and Structure of Criminal Syndicates
Excerptes from the President's Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Justice Task Force Report: Organized Crime

 
Joseph L Albini
Donald Cressey's Contribution to the Study of Organized Crime
An Evaluation

 
Charles H Rogovin and Frederick T Martens
The Evil that Men Do
 
SECTION TWO
 
Commentary
Selected Readings

 
Robert J Kelly
Trapped in the Folds of Discourse
Theorizing about the Underworld

 
Mark H Haller
Bureaucracy and the Mafia
An Alternative View

 
 
SECTION THREE
 
Commentary
Selected Readings

 
Joseph L Albini
The Mafia and The Devil
What They Have in Common

 
Thomas A Firestone
Mafia Memoirs
What They Tell Us about Organized Crime

 
 
PART FOUR
 
Commentary
Selected Reading

 
Robert M Lombardo
The Social Organization of Organized Crime in Chicago
Robert Davidson
Asian Gangs and Asian Organized Crime in Chicago
Maurice Punch
Bandit Banks
Financial Services and Organized Crime

 
David L Carter
International Organized Crime
Emerging Trends in Entrepreneurial Crime

 
 
SECTION FIVE
 
Commentary
Selected Readings

 
Joseph L Albini et al
Russian Organized Crime
Its History, Structure and Function

 
Robert J Kelly, Rufus Schatzberg and Patrick J Ryan
Primitive Capitalist Accumulation
Russia as a Racket

 
J Michael Waller and Victor J Yasmann
Russia's Great Criminal Revolution
The Role of the Security Services

 
 
SECTION SIX
 
Commentary
Selected Readings

 
James J McKenna, Jr
Organized Crime in the Royal Colony of Hong Kong
John Dombrink and John Song
Hong Kong after 1997
Transnational Organized Crime in a Shrinking World

 
Ken Sanz and Ira Silverman
The Evolution and Future Direction of Southeast Asian Criminal Organizations

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