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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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Secrets of criminal geniuses, habits of notorious mobsters and manipulations of the Mafia are brought to light in this book. The statistics are shocking and the tales of the criminal underworld  Read more...

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