Organized Crime: From the Mob to Transnational Organized Crime, Seventh Edition, provides readers with a clear understanding of organized crime, including its definition and causes, how it is categorized under the law, models to explain its persistence, and the criminal justice response to organized crime, including investigation, prosecution, defense, and sentencing.
This book offers a comprehensive survey, including an extensive history of the Mafia in the United States; a legal analysis of the offenses that underlie organized crimes; specific attention to modern manifestations of organized crime activity, such as human smuggling, Internet crimes, and other transnational criminal operations; and the application of ethics to the study of organized crime.
1. What Is Organized Crime? 2. Characteristic Organized Crimes I: Conspiracy, Provision of Illicit Goods and Services 3. Characteristic Organized Crimes II: Infiltration of Business, Extortion, and Racketeering 4. Causes of Organized Crime: Influences on Individuals 5. How Organized Crime is Organized 6. The Mafia: 100 Years of Historical Facts and Myths 7. Changes in Organized Crime: From Local to Transnational 8. Transnational Organized Crime 9. Investigative Tools 10. Prosecution Strategies 11. Organizing a Criminal Defense 12. Sentencing and Prevention of Organized Crime Glossary Timeline of Organized Crime in the United States
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