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Organized crime : an inside guide to the world's most successful industry

Author: Paul Lunde
Publisher: London ; New York : DK, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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Provides an overview of organized crime and examines the characteristics, resources, strategies, and history of the criminal underworld from a social, political, and economic context, as well as the efforts of law enforcement.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Lunde
ISBN: 0789496488 9780789496485 0756618991 9780756618995 1405300000 9781405300001
OCLC Number: 54962484
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 192 p. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 29 cm.
Contents: What is organized crime? --
Defining organized crime --
Organized crime activities --
Exploiting the human condition --
Supplying the illicit --
Extortion and protection --
Manipulating money --
Organized crime groups --
The Sicilian Mafia --
Other Italian groups --
Organized crime in Britain --
The Russian Mafiya --
Organized crime in Albania --
The Yakuza --
The Triads and the Tongs --
The American Mafia --
Outlaw motorcycle gangs --
The Mexican cartels --
Yardies and posses --
The Medellín and Cali cartels.
Responsibility: Paul Lunde.
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Provides an overview of organized crime and examines the characteristics, resources, strategies, and history of the criminal underworld from a social, political, and economic context, as well as the efforts of law enforcement.

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