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Defining and Defying Organised Crime : Discourse, Perceptions and Reality.

Author: Felia Allum; Francesca Longo; Daniela Irrera; Panos A Kostakos
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor & Francis, 2010.
Series: Routledge advances in international relations and global politics.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Organised crime is a major threat to all industrial and non-industrial countries. Using an inter-disciplinary and comparative approach, this book examines the official institutional discourse on organised crime to examine whether, or not, it has an impact on perceptions of the threat and on the reality of organized crime.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Felia Allum; Francesca Longo; Daniela Irrera; Panos A Kostakos
ISBN: 9780203860342 0203860349 1282572059 9781282572058
OCLC Number: 609856057
Description: 1 online resource (252 pages).
Contents: Book Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Figures and tables; Contributors; Foreword; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Introduction: Deconstruction in progress: towards a better understanding of organized crime?; Part I Discourse and definitions; 1 Discoursing organized crime: Towards a two-level analysis; 2 The criminal not the crime: Practitioner discourse and the policing of organized crime in England and Wales; 3 The evolution of the European Union's understanding of organized crime and its embedment in EU discourse. 4 International policy discourses on transnational organized crime: The role of an international expertisePart II Perceptions; 5 Transnational organized crime and the global security agenda: Different perceptions and conflicting strategies; 6 Evolving perceptions of organized crime: The use of RICO in the United States; 7 The Yakuza and its perceived threat; 8 The social perception of organized crime in the Balkans: A world of diverging views?; Part III Reality; 9 The fire behind the smok.
Series Title: Routledge advances in international relations and global politics.

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Organised crime is a major threat to all industrial and non-industrial countries. Using an inter-disciplinary and comparative approach, this book examines the official institutional discourse on organised crime to examine whether, or not, it has an impact on perceptions of the threat and on the reality of organized crime.

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