Handbook of Organized Crime in the United States
Greenwood Publishing Group, 1994 - Social Science - 542 pages
Internationally known authorities in criminal justice provide one of the most comprehensive and detailed surveys today of the diverse ethnic and racial groups in the criminal underworld and their grave threats to the very fabric of American society. This coherent overview describes Mafia, Chinese, African American, Russian, and other criminal activities in different cities currently with historical background, showing the pernicious effects that their illicit operations have had on the economic, social, political, and moral life of the nation. This one-volume reference also assesses law enforcement and crime control programs during the 20th century, defines key problems, analyzes recent trends, and reviews the basic research about organized crime through the years. Lengthy bibliographical data and a full index further enrich this landmark study. This sobering overview should be required reading for specialist and general audiences alike and for broad library use given the serious threat of organized crime to all Americans in the 1990s.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - machina82 - LibraryThing
A thorough overview of Organized Crime in the US, that not only focuses on the Mafia. The third part of the book (on ways to counter Organized Crime) were not that interested and were for the most part a summary of facts without a decent theoretical basis. Read full review
Handbook of organized crime in the United StatesUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
This handbook discusses the definitions and historical background of organized crime, theories and research, specific crime groups and their operations, and law enforcement strategies to counter ... Read full review