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Understanding Organized Crime in Global Perspective


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SECTION ONE Commentary Selected Readings The Functions and Structure of Criminal Syndicates - Donald Ray Cressey Excerptes from the President's Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Justice Task Force Report: Organized Crime Donald Cressey's Contribution to the Study of Organized Crime - Joseph L Albini An Evaluation The Evil that Men Do - Charles H Rogovin and Frederick T Martens SECTION TWO Commentary Selected Readings Trapped in the Folds of Discourse - Robert J Kelly Theorizing about the Underworld Bureaucracy and the Mafia - Mark H Haller An Alternative View SECTION THREE Commentary Selected Readings The Mafia and The Devil - Joseph L Albini What They Have in Common Mafia Memoirs - Thomas A Firestone What They Tell Us about Organized Crime PART FOUR Commentary Selected Reading The Social Organization of Organized Crime in Chicago - Robert M Lombardo Asian Gangs and Asian Organized Crime in Chicago - Robert Davidson Bandit Banks - Maurice Punch Financial Services and Organized Crime International Organized Crime - David L Carter Emerging Trends in Entrepreneurial Crime SECTION FIVE Commentary Selected Readings Russian Organized Crime - Joseph L Albini et al Its History, Structure and Function Primitive Capitalist Accumulation - Robert J Kelly, Rufus Schatzberg and Patrick J Ryan Russia as a Racket Russia's Great Criminal Revolution - J Michael Waller and Victor J Yasmann The Role of the Security Services SECTION SIX Commentary Selected Readings Organized Crime in the Royal Colony of Hong Kong - James J McKenna, Jr Hong Kong after 1997 - John Dombrink and John Song Transnational Organized Crime in a Shrinking World The Evolution and Future Direction of Southeast Asian Criminal Organizations - Ken Sanz and Ira Silverman


'A collection of well-researched articles on the structure and working of criminal organizations around the world.... There are interesting insights on how organized crime infiltrated the bank sector and financial institutions.... This is an excellent source of information for those with an interest in this subject. And an excellent read even for those who have not studied organised crime extensively. For them, this book could be a starting point'

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