Organized Crime

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Pearson Prentice Hall, 2010 - Social Science - 450 pages
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ORGANIZED CRIME, 5/e gives students a clear understanding of organized crime from social, political and economic perspectives: what it is, how it has evolved, where it stands, where it is headed, and how societies can respond to it. The authors dispel long-standing myths surrounding organized crime, and consider the phenomenon in all its forms. This logically-organized, highly-readable book promotes learning with extensive pedagogical features, including chapter objectives, critical thinking projects, summaries, key terms, discussion points, and suggested readings. This edition's extensive new coverage includes updated discussions of drug trafficking and terrorism, as well as organized crime groups from China, Nigeria, Albania, Central America, Japan, and the Tri-Border area.

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Michael Lyman" is a member of the faculty of the Criminal Justice and Social Work Department at Columbia College, Columbia, Missouri. In addition to being a teaching faculty member, he serves the Department as the Director or Graduate Studies for the Master of Science in Criminal Justice and advisor of the Forensic Science Program. Prior to entering the field of college teaching, he was employed as a Special Agent for the Intelligence and Organized Crime Division (IOCD) of the Kansas Bureau of Investigation and later as a Senior Intelligence Agent for the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs. Dr. Lyman has authored several textbooks in criminal justice dealing with the areas of criminal investigation, policing, organized crime, and drug abuse. He received both his bachelor's and master's degrees from Wichita State University and his Ph.D. from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

The author welcomes communication and correspondence about his work and can be contacted at Columbia College, 1001 Rogers Street, Columbia, MO 65216.

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