This new Routledge series expands the meaning of Organizational Crime to include all criminality that can be analysed through the lenses of organization theory and the theory of the firm, thus encompassing old and new forms of organized crime. Its themes will centre on 'business as crime', but also on 'crime as business', therefore focusing on both respectable and conventional offenders, on deviant business groups as well as criminal organizations, and finally on partnerships between the two.
Understanding Mafia Networks
By Roberto Musotto
July 15, 2022
The Sicilian Mafia is the most famous criminal organisation in the world. While its own code of honour, rustic chivalry and violence methods have been adopted by other illicit groups, very little is known about how the Mafia, Cosa Nostra, is actually organised and embedded in its territory. Who ...
By Vincenzo Ruggiero
May 21, 2015
Economists have often paid visits to the field of criminology, examining the rational logic of offending. When economists examine criminal activity, they imply that offenders should be treated like any other social actor making rational choices. In The Crimes of the Economy, Vincenzo Ruggiero turns...
By Philip Gounev, Vincenzo Ruggiero
January 03, 2014
In Corruption and Organised Crime in Europe, Gounev and Ruggiero present a discussion of the relation between organized criminals and corruption in the EU’s 27 Member States. The book draws on research and scholarly work the editors carried out, respectively, within the Center for the Study of ...
By Michael Levi, Petrus C. van Duyne
September 28, 2005
The phenomenon of psycho-active drugs, and our reactions to them, is one of the most fascinating topics of the social history of mankind. Starting with an analysis of the 'policy of fear' in which law enforcement is 'haunted' by drug money, Drugs and Money offers a radical reconsideration of this ...
By Adam Edwards, Peter Gill
July 29, 2003
The perceived threat of 'transnational organized crime' to Western societies has been of huge interest to politicians, policy makers and social scientists over the last decade. This book considers the origins of this crime, how it has been defined and measured and the appropriateness of governments...