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ISBN-10 0135099951ISBN-13 9780135099957
ISBN-10 0132457776ISBN-13 9780132457774
Author(s): Michael D. Lyman; Gary W. Potter
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Copyright year: © 2011 Pages: 480

For introductory courses in organized crime.

This introductory text gives students a clear understanding of organized crime from social, political and economic perspectives: what it is, how it has evolved, where it stands, where it is headed, and how societies can respond to it. The authors dispel long-standing myths surrounding organized crime, and consider the phenomenon in all its forms. This logically-organized, highly-readable book promotes learning with extensive pedagogical features, including chapter objectives, critical thinking projects, summaries, key terms, discussion points, and suggested readings. This edition’s extensive new coverage includes updated discussions of drug trafficking and terrorism, as well as organized crime groups from China, Nigeria, Albania, Central America, Japan, and the Tri-Border area.