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The Japanese mafia : Yakuza, law, and the state

Author: Peter B E Hill
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2006, ©2003.
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"The Japanese mafia - known collectively as yakuza - has had a considerable influence on Japanese society over the past fifty years. Based on extensive Japanese language source material and interviews with criminals, police officers, lawyers, journalists, and scholars, this is the first English language academic monography to analyse Japan's criminal syndicates." "Readership: Scholars and students of sociology,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter B E Hill
ISBN: 0199291616 9780199291618 0199257523 9780199257522
OCLC Number: 62307341
Notes: Originally published: 2003.
Description: xi, 323 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: TABLE OF CONTENTS --
Mafias and the state --
Yakuza evolution --
The modern Yakuza: structure and organization --
Shinogi: sources of income --
The Botaiho --
Heisei Yakuza: burst bubble and Botaiho --
Yakuza, law and the state.
Responsibility: Peter B.E. Hill.

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