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Global Crime Today

The Changing Face of Organised Crime, 1st Edition

Edited by Mark Galeotti


168 pages

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Crime is recognized as a constant factor within human society, but in the twenty-first century organized crime is emerging as one of the distinctive security threats of the new world order. The more complex, organized and interconnected society becomes, its crime becomes too.

This book recognizes that the new century will be defined in part by a struggle between an ‘upperworld’, defined by increasingly open economic systems and democratic politics, and a transnational, entrepreneurial, dynamic and richly varied underworld, willing and able to use and distort these trends for its own ends. In order to understand this challenge, this book gathers together experts from a variety of fields to understand how organized crime is changing. From the Sicilian Mafia and the Japanese Yakuza, to the new challenges of Russian and East European gangs and the ‘virtual mafias’ of the cybercriminals, this book offers a clear and concise introduction to many of the key players moving in this global criminal underworld.

This book is a special issue of Global Crime

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Changing Face of Global Crime North American Organised Crime Italian Organised Crime Globalisation and Latin American and Caribbean Organised Crime The Russian ‘Mafiya’: Consolidation and globalisation Organised Crime in East Central Europe Chinese Organised Crime The Changing Face of the Yakuza State Crime: North Korean Drug Trafficking The Crime-Terror Continuum The Global Dimension of Cybercrime

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General