Organized Crime

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Cengage Learning, Jan 27, 2009 - Social Science - 480 pages
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ORGANIZED CRIME provides a detailed, comprehensive analysis of the origins, history, theoretical explanations, and structure of domestic and international organized crime. The author also explains the methods employed by law enforcement agencies to combat organized crime, as well as the policy decisions of various investigating committees and commissions, including the President's Commission on Organized Crime.
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In Gangs and Organized Crime, we read this book, comes along with slides and able to search in Google Books. Fabulous read, very interesting, and most importantly the chapters are concise, unlike others that repeat information. Thank you Dr. Abadinsky and thanks my professor for utilizing this book in our class.  

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Contents

The Definition and Structure of Organized Crime
1
Explaining Organized Crime
17
Development of Organized Crime in the United States
41
Organized Crime in New York
69
Organized Crime in Chicago
109
Italian Organized Crime and the Albanian Connection
133
Latin American Organized Crime
159
Black Organized Crime
193
International Outlaw Motorcycle Clubs
249
Gambling Loansharking Theft Fencing Sex and Traffcking in Persons and Arms
267
The Drug Business
295
Labor Business and Money Laundering
325
Organized Crime Statutes and Law Enforcement
363
CONCLUSION
413
REFERENCES
415
AUTHOR INDEX
451

Asian Organized Crime
213
Russian Organized Crime
231

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About the author (2009)

Howard Abadinsky is professor of criminal justice at St John's University. He served eight years as an inspector for the Cook County, Illinois, sheriff and 15 years as a New York state parole officer and senior parole officer. The founder of the International Association for the Study of Organized Crime, he also served as a consultant to the President's Commission on Organized Crime. He holds a B.A. from Queens College of the City University of New York, an M.S.W. from Fordham University, and a Ph.D. in sociology from New York University.

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