Organized Crime

ISBN: 9780198795544 Categorii: Diverse. An apariție: 2018 Autor: Georgios A. Antonopoulos , Georgios Papanicolaou Editură: Oxford University Press Colecție: A Very Short Introduction Tip copertă: Paperback Număr pagini: 152 Stoc: Stoc limitat

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For many people around the world, instances of what is described as organized crime may be part of their everyday experience; in their neighbourhoods, their streets, and the places they work and live. Policymakers, law enforcement, and the media rarely fail to bring up the issue when discussing the nature and seriousness of contemporary criminal threats, and the appropriate responses towards them. Many more people are familiar with the notion of organized crime, as the film and TV industry regularly draw on fictional and real figures and situations. Organized crime feels like a tangible, inescapable issue in today's world.

In this Very Short introduction, Georgios A. Antonopoulos and Georgios Papanicolaou uncover the reality of organized crime in our world today. Shining a light on the people involved in organized crime, Antonopoulos and Papanicolaou question whether the term 'organized' is used to evoke the image, the operations, and power of a legitimate organization, such as a corporation. Discussing whether there are particular crimes that the label 'organized crime' applies to, or if any crime can be organized, they also consider what happens when organized crime extends beyond borders. Using examples from across the globe, they analyse the different cultural traditions of organized crime, such as the Mafia, Yakuza, and Triads, and also the nature of organized crime, from arms trafficking and drug
dealing to extortion. Finally they explore the methods and agencies in place to control and prevent organized crime.

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Georgios A. Antonopoulos , Georgios Papanicolaou
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Oxford University Press
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A Very Short Introduction
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