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Russian mafia in America : immigration, culture, and crime

Author: James O Finckenauer; Elin J Waring
Publisher: Boston : Northeastern University Press, [2001?]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Does a "Russian Mafia" really exist? This text seeks to answer that question by examining the intricate history of Russian organized crime in both its homeland and the United States. It investigates  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James O Finckenauer; Elin J Waring
ISBN: 1555535089 9781555535087 1555533744 9781555533748
OCLC Number: 48931881
Notes: On cover: With a new epilogue.
Description: xvi, 320 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. Introduction --
Ch. 2. Organized Crime: Mafias, Myths, and Ethnicity --
Ch. 3. Early Waves of Russian Immigration to the United States --
Ch. 4. "New" Russians Come to America --
Ch. 5. The Russian Criminal Tradition --
Ch. 6. The New Russian Mobs --
Ch. 7. An Overview of Soviet Emigre Crime in the United States --
Ch. 8. The Structure of Soviet Emigre Crime --
Ch. 9. How Soviet Emigres View Soviet Emigre Crime --
Ch. 10. Is There a Russian Mafia in America? --
App. A. Sampling for the National Survey --
App. B. Multivariate Analysis of the Survey --
App. C. Network Analysis.
Responsibility: James O. Finckenauer, Elin J. Waring.

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