Transnational Organized Crime (Sage Library of Criminology)

Transnational Organized Crime (Sage Library of Criminology)

By: James W. E. Sheptycki (editor)Hardback

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Transnational organized crime (TOC) has emerged as a major idea in the conceptual field of global governance. Studies of TOC intersect with disparate criminological issues inhabiting apparently different domains: comparative criminal justice, migration studies, transnational policing and the political sociology of crime, to name just a few. The four-volume structure of this major work enables coverage of the historic development of its conceptualization, critical definitional and socio-political issues, empirical case studies and realist formulations of the problem area as well as theoretical, normative debates, alternative conceptual formulations and policy choices. Each volume contains an introduction illustrating and contextualizing the main themes in each section. Volume One: Definitions and Theories Volume Two: Origins, Resources, Organization Volume Three: Organized Crime and the Penetration of Markets Volume Four: Organized Crime and Popular Culture, States and Terrorism

About Author

His special research expertise revolves around issues of transnational crime and policing. He has written on a variety of substantive criminological topics including domestic violence, serial killers, money laundering, drugs, public order policing, organized crime, police accountability, intelligence-led policing, witness protection, risk and insecurity. He is currently engaged in research concerning `guns, crime and social order'.


VOLUME ONE: HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES Preface to the Collection - James Sheptycki Introduction - James Sheptycki War Making and State Making as Organized Crime - Charles Tilly Economic Consequences of Organized Violence - Frederic Lane Crime as an American Way of Life - Daniel Bell Illegal Enterprise: A Theoretical and Historical Interpretation - Mark Haller The Ethnic Vice Industry, 1880-1944 - Ivan Light The Notorious Purple Gang: Detroit's All Jewish Prohibition Era Mob - Robert Rockaway Mafia, the Prototypical Alien Conspiracy - Dwight Smith Jr The Black Hand: A Study in Moral Panic - Robert Lombardo History and the Study of Organized Crime - Alan Block Vice, Corruption, Bureaucracy and Power - William Chambliss Corruption and Organized Crime: Lessons from History - Margaret Beare The Decline of the American Mafia - Peter Reuter Transnational Organized Crime; The Strange Career of an American Concept - Michael Woodiwiss Transnational Organized Crime; thinking in and out of Plato's Cave - Petrus van Duyne and Mark Nelemans The Mafia and Al Qaeda: Violent and Secretive Organizations in Comparative and Historical Perspective - Jane Schneider and Peter Schneider VOLUME TWO: DEFINITIONAL AND METHODOLOGICAL ISSUES, CONSTRUCTIONIST AND CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES Introduction - James Sheptycki The Symbols of the Mafia - Diego Gambetta The Secret History of Japanese Cinema: The Yakuza Movies - Federico Varese Methodological Problems in the Study of Organized Crime as a Social Problem - Donald Cressey The Organized Crime Continuum: A Further Specification of a New Conceptual Model - Frank Hagan Problems of Definition: What is Organized Crime? - James Finckenauer Identifying Counting and Categorizing Transnational Criminal Organizations - Louise Shelley Mafia Markers: Assessing Organized Crime and Its Impact upon Societies - Jan Van Dijk Into the Thick of It: Methodological Issues in Studying the Drug Trade in the Golden Triangle - Ko-Lin Chin Assessing Organised Crime: The Sad State of an Impossible Art - Petrus van Duyne and Maarten van Dijck The Politics of `Transnational Organized Crime': Discourse, Reflexivity and the Narration of `Threat' - Adam Edwards and Pete Gill Organized Evil and the Atlantic Alliance; Moral Panics and the Rhetoric of Organized Crime and Policing in Britain and America - Michael Woodiwiss and Dick Hobbs The Media Construction of Financial White Collar Crimes - Michael Levi Transnational Crime as a Productive Fiction - Jude McCulloch VOLUME THREE: REALIST PERSPECTIVES ON ORGANIZED AND TRANSNATIONAL ORGANIZED CRIME Introduction - James Sheptycki Anticipating Organized and Transnational Crime - Roy Godson and Phil Williams Unraveling the New Criminal Nexus - Louise Shelley A Crime-Terror Nexus? Thinking on Some of the Links between Terrorism and Criminality - Steven Hutchinson and Pat O'Malley Career Opportunities and Network-Based Privileges in the Cosa Nostra - Carlo Morselli Are We a Family or a Business? History and Disjuncture in the Urban American Street Gang - Sudhir Alladi Venkatesh and Steven Levitt Going Down to the Glocal: The Local Context of Organized Crime - Dick Hobbs Economics and Criminal Enterprise - Thomas Schelling Fragments of an Economic Theory of the Mafia - Diego Gambetta Is Sicily the Future of Russia? Private Protection and the Rise of the Russian Mafia - Federico Varese Organized Crime and the Political-Criminal Nexus in China - Ko-Lin Chin and Roy Godson Organized Crime: A Comparison between the United States of America and Western Europe - Cyrille Fijnaut Organized Crime and Trust; on the Conceptualization and Empirical Relevance of Trust in the Context of Criminal Networks - Klaus Von Lampe and Per Ole Johansen Mafia and Organized Crime in Italy; the Unacknowledged Successes of Law Enforcement - Letizia Paoli The Global Impact of Gangs - John M. Hagedorn A Neo-Marxist Explanation of Organized Crime - Alfried Schulte-Bockholt VOLUME FOUR: NEW PERSPECTIVES; BRINGING THE STATE BACK IN Introduction - James Sheptycki State-Organized Crime - The American Society of Criminology, 1988 Presidential Address - William Chambliss The State of the Criminology of Crimes of the State - Dawn Rothe and David Friedrichs The Rise of Organised Crime in Russia: Its roots and social significance - Tanya Frisby Thieves, Convicts and the Inmate Culture - John Irwin and Donald Cressey Governance and Prison Gangs - David Skarbek Organized Criminality in Prisons and the Attacks of the PCC - Sergio Adorno and Fernando Salla How the Street Gangs Took Central America - Ana Arana The Corruption of Politics and the Politics of Corruption - David Nelken and Michael Levi The Application of the Framework of Situational Crime Prevention to `Organized Crime' - Klaus Von Lampe Wanted: Mafia Boss - Essay on the Personology of Organized Crime - Frank Bovenkerk Criminal Careers in Organized Crime and Social Opportunity Structure - Edward Kleemans and Christianne J. de Poot White Collar Crime, Consumers and Victimization - Hazel Croall Criminals and Service Providers; Cross-National Dirty Economies - Vincenzo Ruggiero Global Anomie, Dysnomie and Economic Crime; Hidden Consequences of Neoliberalism and Globalization in Russia and around the World - Nikos Passas Transnational Organised Cyber Crime: Distinguishing Threat from Reality - Rob McCusker The Global `Epidemic' of Movie `Piracy': Crime-Wave or Social Construction? - Majid Yar The Transnational Traffic in Human Body Parts - Gilbert Geis and Gregory C. Brown Environmental Crime in Global Context: Exploring the Theoretical and Empirical Complexities - Rob White

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  • ISBN13: 9781446274040
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 1432
  • ID: 9781446274040
  • weight: 2710
  • ISBN10: 1446274047

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