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Best Organized Crime Books to Read

Until you’ve consumed all of the best Organized Crime books, can you even claim to be a true fan?

1. Organized Crime, Seventh Edition: From the Mob to Transnational Organized Crime (2014)

Best Organized Crime Books to ReadOrganized Crime 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;…
Author(s): Jay S. Albanese

2. The CIA as Organized Crime: How Illegal Operations Corrupt America and the World (2017)

Best Organized Crime Books to ReadAuthor of three books on CIA operations, Valentine’s research into CIA activities began when CIA Director William Colby gave him free access to interview CIA officials who had been involved in various aspects of the Phoenix program in South Vietnam. It was a permission Colby was to regret. The CIA would rescind it, making every effort to impede publication of The Phoenix Program, which documented the CIA’s elaborate system of population surveillance, control, entrapment, imprisonment, torture and assassination in Vietnam.While researching…
Author(s): Douglas Valentine

3. Organized Crime: Analyzing Illegal Activities, Criminal Structures, and Extra-legal Governance (2015)

Best Organized Crime Books to ReadOrganized Crime: Analyzing Illegal Activities, Criminal Structures, and Extra-legal Governance provides a systematic overview of the processes and structures commonly labeled “organized crime,” drawing on the pertinent empirical and theoretical literature primarily from North America, Europe, and Australia. The main emphasis is placed on a comprehensive classificatory scheme that highlights underlying patterns and dynamics, rather than particular historical manifestations of organized crime. Esteemed author Klaus von Lampe strategically breaks the book down into three key dimensions:…
Author(s): Von Lampe, Klaus

4. Organized Crime (6th Edition) (2014)

Best Organized Crime Books to Read  is designed to be an introductory text serving several purposes in the field of criminal justice. First, it gives the reader an understanding of the concept of organized crime–what it is and what it is not–and the necessary historical foundation for understanding the evolution, development, and current status of organized crime. Most important, the book is designed to dispel the myth that organized crime is composed exclusively of Italian American criminal groups.   Another important component of the book is that drug trafficking plays an important role in the…
Author(s): Michael D. Lyman

5. Deadly Medicines and Organised Crime (2013)

Best Organized Crime Books to ReadPRESCRIPTION DRUGS ARE THE THIRD LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH AFTER HEART DISEASE AND CANCER. In his latest ground-breaking book, Peter C Gotzsche exposes the pharmaceutical industries and their charade of fraudulent behaviour, both in research and marketing where the morally repugnant disregard for human lives is the norm. He convincingly draws close comparisons with the tobacco conglomerates, revealing the extraordinary truth behind efforts to confuse and distract the public and their politicians. The book addresses, in evidence-based detail, an extraordinary system failure caused by…
Author(s): Peter Gotzsche

6. Organized Crime (7th Edition) (What’s New in Criminal Justice) (2018)

Best Organized Crime Books to ReadFor courses in organized crime. provides an easy-to-read introduction to organized crime, including a historical basis for understanding its origins, evolution, and current status. The text dispels widespread myths about organized crime, revealing why ethnically driven pop-¿culture stereotypes are inadequate. It also deals with the role of drug trafficking in organized crime and comparative models of terrorism. The has significant new material and updates, such as sections on definitions of organized crime, Mexican cartels, Somali pirates, RICO, Eastern African groups, Albanian drug-smuggling…
Author(s): Michael D. Lyman

7. Organized Crime in Chicago: Beyond the Mafia (2012)

Best Organized Crime Books to ReadThis book provides a comprehensive sociological explanation for the emergence and continuation of organized crime in Chicago. Tracing the roots of political corruption that afforded protection to gambling, prostitution, and other vice activity in Chicago and other large American cities, Robert M. Lombardo challenges the dominant belief that organized crime in America descended directly from the Sicilian Mafia. According to this widespread "alien conspiracy" theory, organized crime evolved in a linear fashion beginning with the Mafia in Sicily,…
Author(s): Robert M. Lombardo

8. Transnational Organized Crime (2013)

Best Organized Crime Books to ReadThis unique text explores the expansive topic of transnational organized crime, incorporating expert perspectives found throughout the world’s six inhabited continents: North America, Central and South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Oceania. Edi #1,020,610 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #1531 in Criminology (Books) #11519 in True Crime (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Jay S. Albanese, Philip L. Reichel

9. Organized Crime: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) (2018)

Best Organized Crime Books to ReadFor many people around the world, instances of what is described as organized crime may be part of their everyday experience; in their neighborhoods, their streets, and the places they work and live. Policymakers, law enforcement, and the media rarely fail to bring up the issue when discussing the nature and seriousness of contemporary criminal threats, and the appropriate responses towards them. Many more people are familiar with the notion of organized crime, as the film and TV industry regularly draw on fictional and real figures and…
Author(s): Georgios A Antonopoulos, Georgios Papanicolaou

Best Organized Crime Books to Read

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Illicit Markets, Organized Crime, and Global Security

Author(s): Hanna Samir Kassab, Jonathan D. Rosen
Publisher: Springer International Publishing;Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2019, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2251719

Organized Crime, Fear and Peacebuilding in Mexico

Author(s): Mauricio Meschoulam
Publisher: Springer International Publishing;Palgrave Pivot, Year: 2019, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2252368

Terrorism and Organized Hate Crime: Intelligence Gathering, Analysis and Investigations, Fourth Edition

Author(s): Michael R. Ronczkowski
Publisher: CRC Press, Year: 2018, Size: 18 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2133513

Intelligence Sharing, Transnational Organized Crime and Multinational Peacekeeping

Author(s): Diane E. Chido
Publisher: Palgrave Pivot, Year: 2018, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2179984

Mafia Life: Love, Death, and Money at the Heart of Organized Crime

Author(s): Federico Varese
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Year: 2018, Size: 21 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2234416

Organized Crime and Illicit Trade

Author(s): Virginia Comolli
Publisher: Springer International Publishing;Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2018, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2250151

Gangs and Organized Crime

Author(s): George W Knox; Gregg Etter; Carter F. Smith
Publisher: Routledge;Taylor and Francis, Year: 2018, Size: 19 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2256098

Terrorist Criminal Enterprises: Financing Terrorism Through Organized Crime

Author(s): Kimberley L. Thachuk; Rollie Lal
Publisher: Praeger, Year: 2018, Size: 864 Kb, Download: pdf
ID: 2270488

The Chinese Mafia: Organized Crime, Corruption, and Extra-Legal Protection

Author(s): WANG, PENG
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Year: 2017, Size: 1 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1629696

Cybercrime, Organized Crime, and Societal Responses: International Approaches

Author(s): Emilio C. Viano (eds.)
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2017, Size: 5 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1676135

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