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Understanding Organized Crime in Global Perspective
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Understanding Organized Crime in Global Perspective
A Reader

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© 1997 | 264 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Long encouraged by the International Association for the Study of Organized Crime, the current research on this broad and intriguing topic is systematically brought together in this exemplary reader. Understanding Organized Crime presents a rich collection of articles by outstanding researchers in the field who examine empirical research examples, salient issues and their explication, and provide a theoretical foundation to serve as a guide into further explorations. Skilfully edited, this accessible and timely volume focuses on areas and trends such as: the nature of organized crime; theoretical perspectives; organized crime in Russia, Eastern Europe and Hong Kong, with predictions for the next century; the diversity of activities and structures; and how the law enforcement community responds to organized crime.
 
SECTION ONE
 
Commentary
Selected Readings  
Donald Ray Cressey
The Functions and Structure of Criminal Syndicates
Excerptes from the President's Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Justice Task Force Report: Organized Crime  
Joseph L Albini
Donald Cressey's Contribution to the Study of Organized Crime
An Evaluation  
Charles H Rogovin and Frederick T Martens
The Evil that Men Do
 
SECTION TWO
 
Commentary
Selected Readings  
Robert J Kelly
Trapped in the Folds of Discourse
Theorizing about the Underworld  
Mark H Haller
Bureaucracy and the Mafia
An Alternative View  
 
SECTION THREE
 
Commentary
Selected Readings  
Joseph L Albini
The Mafia and The Devil
What They Have in Common  
Thomas A Firestone
Mafia Memoirs
What They Tell Us about Organized Crime  
 
PART FOUR
 
Commentary
Selected Reading  
Robert M Lombardo
The Social Organization of Organized Crime in Chicago
Robert Davidson
Asian Gangs and Asian Organized Crime in Chicago
Maurice Punch
Bandit Banks
Financial Services and Organized Crime  
David L Carter
International Organized Crime
Emerging Trends in Entrepreneurial Crime  
 
SECTION FIVE
 
Commentary
Selected Readings  
Joseph L Albini et al
Russian Organized Crime
Its History, Structure and Function  
Robert J Kelly, Rufus Schatzberg and Patrick J Ryan
Primitive Capitalist Accumulation
Russia as a Racket  
J Michael Waller and Victor J Yasmann
Russia's Great Criminal Revolution
The Role of the Security Services  
 
SECTION SIX
 
Commentary
Selected Readings  
James J McKenna, Jr
Organized Crime in the Royal Colony of Hong Kong
John Dombrink and John Song
Hong Kong after 1997
Transnational Organized Crime in a Shrinking World  
Ken Sanz and Ira Silverman
The Evolution and Future Direction of Southeast Asian Criminal Organizations

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