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.
- Contributor: Patrick J. Ryan
- Imprint: SAGE Publications Inc
- ISBN13: 9780761909828
- Number of Pages: 264
- Packaged Weight: 560
- Format: Paperback
- Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
- Release Date: 1997-10-10
- Binding: Paperback / softback
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