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  1. Defining and Defying Organised Crime

    Discourse, Perceptions and Reality

    Edited by Felia Allum, Francesca Longo

    Organized crime is now a major threat to all industrial and non-industrial countries. Using an inter-disciplinary and comparative approach this book examines the nature of this threat. By analysing the existing, official institutional discourse on organized crime it examines whether or not it has...

    Published April 10th 2015 by Routledge

  2. The Politics of Protection Rackets in Post-New Order Indonesia

    Coercive Capital, Authority and Street Politics

    By Ian Douglas Wilson

    Series: Asia's Transformations

    Gangs and militias have been a persistent feature of social and political life in Indonesia. During the authoritarian New Order regime they constituted part of a vast network of sub-contracted coercion and social control on behalf of the state. Indonesia’s subsequent democratisation has seen gangs...

    Published April 2nd 2015 by Routledge

  3. Routledge Handbook of Transnational Organized Crime

    Edited by Felia Allum, Stan Gilmour

    Transnational organized crime crosses borders, challenges States, exploits individuals, pursues profit, wrecks economies, destroys civil society, and ultimately weakens global democracy. It is a phenomenon that is all too often misunderstood and misrepresented. This handbook attempts to redress the...

    Published March 24th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Maritime Terrorism and Piracy in the Indian Ocean Region

    Edited by Awet T. Weldemichael, Patricia Schneider, Andrew C. Winner

    Unregulated or lesser regulated maritime spaces are ideal theatres of operation and mediums of transportation for terrorists, insurgents and pirates. For more than a decade, the Indian Ocean waters adjoining Somalia have been a particular locus of such activities, with pirates hijacking vessels,...

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Global Human Trafficking

    Critical Issues and Contexts

    Edited by Molly Dragiewicz

    Series: Global Issues in Crime and Justice

    Human trafficking has moved from relative obscurity to a major area of research, policy and teaching over the past ten years. Research has sprung from criminology, public policy, women’s and gender studies, sociology, anthropology, and law, but has been somewhat hindered by the failure of scholars...

    Published December 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  6. Understanding White-Collar Crime

    An Opportunity Perspective, 2nd Edition

    By Michael L. Benson, Sally S. Simpson

    Series: Criminology and Justice Studies

    Unlike other books of its kind, Understanding White-Collar Crime: An Opportunity Perspective uses a coherent theoretical perspective in its coverage of white-collar crime. Using opportunity perspective, or the assumption that all crimes depend on offenders having some sort of opportunity to commit...

    Published December 9th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Criminal Markets and Mafia Proceeds

    Edited by Ernesto U. Savona, Francesco Calderoni

    This book estimates the proceeds of crime and mafia revenues for different criminal markets such as sexual exploitation, drugs, illicit cigarettes, loan sharking, extortion racketeering, counterfeiting, illicit firearms, illegal gambling and illicit waste management. It is the first time that...

    Published November 28th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Advances in Research on Illicit Networks

    Edited by Martin Bouchard

    Social network analysis finally reached a critical mass of scholars in the field of criminology. The proven track record of network theory and methods in fostering new advances in our understanding of crimes and criminals has extended the web of researchers willing to integrate this approach to...

    Published November 20th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Organized Crime

    From the Mob to Transnational Organized Crime, 7th Edition

    By Jay S. Albanese

    Organized Crime: From the Mob to Transnational Organized Crime, Seventh Edition, provides readers with a clear understanding of organized crime, including its definition and causes, how it is categorized under the law, models to explain its persistence, and the criminal justice response to...

    Published November 13th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Fear and Crime in Latin America

    Redefining State-Society Relations

    By Lucía Dammert

    Series: Routledge Studies in Latin American Politics

    The feeling of insecurity is a little known phenomenon that has been only partially explored by social sciences. However, it has a deep social, cultural and economic impact and may even contribute to define the very structures of the state. In Latin America, fear of crime has become an important...

    Published November 10th 2014 by Routledge