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Author McCarthy, Dennis M. P
Title An Economic History of Organized Crime : A National and Transnational Approach
Imprint Florence : Taylor & Francis Group, 2011
©2010
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Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (331 pages)
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Series Routledge Studies in Crime and Economics
Routledge Studies in Crime and Economics
Note Front Cover -- An Economic History of Organized Crime -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- Preface -- 1. The ABCs of a comparative economic history of organized crime: a national and transnational approach -- Part I: Europe -- 2. Italian mafias -- 3. Russian mafia -- 4. Vignette: the Albanian mafia -- Part II: North America -- 5. US mafia -- 6. The Mexican drug cartels -- 7. Vignette: organized crime in Canada -- Part III: Central America, South America, and the Caribbean basin -- 8. The Colombian drug cartels -- 9. Gangs of the Caribbean -- 10. Vignette: organized crime in Cuba -- Part IV: Africa -- 11. Resource wars -- 12. Somali piracy -- 13. Vignette: international drugs trafficking, organized crime, and terrorism in North and West Africa -- Part V: Asia and the Western Pacific -- 14. Triads -- 15. Yakuza -- 16. Vignette: international drugs trafficking, organized crime, and terrorism in Afghanistan -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
This book is a comparative study of organized crime groups from five different parts of the world: Europe; North America; Central America/South America/Caribbean basin; Africa; and Asia/Western Pacific. Each part contains two case studies and a shorter essay, a vignette. From Europe the case studies focus on the Italian mafias and the Russian mafia; the vignette, on the Albanian mafia. From North America the case studies highlight the US Mafia and the Mexican drug cartels; the vignette, organized crime in Canada. From Central America/South America/Caribbean basin the case studies concentrate on the Colombian drug cartels and gangs of the Caribbean; the vignette, on organized crime in Cuba. From Africa the case studies examine resource wars and Somali piracy; the vignette, relations among international drugs trafficking, organized crime, and terrorism in North and West Africa. And from Asia/Western Pacific the case studies spotlight the Chinese Triads and Japanese Yakuza; the vignette, relations among international drugs trafficking, organized crime, and terrorism in Afghanistan. Written in non-specialist language, An Economic History of Organized Crime provides an original overview of a crucial problem of our times: the growing scourge of global organized crime. This book can be read with profit by the general public, but it also has value for academic specialists and professionals in law enforcement
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: McCarthy, Dennis M. P. An Economic History of Organized Crime : A National and Transnational Approach Florence : Taylor & Francis Group,c2011 9780415487962
Subject Transnational crime - History
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