Organized Crime A Worldwide Perspective

ISBN-10: 013171094X

ISBN-13: 9780131710948

Edition: 2006

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Readers not only gain knowledge concerning the development of organized groups in the United States, but within international boundaries as well. Each group is viewed historically, territorially, economically, and politically in an effort to provide a complete package of all international groups. Each chapter also explores law enforcement inititatives, including history, legislation, and success rate, as well as a discussion of the corruption of authority where applicable. In depth analysis of La Cosa Nostras./Total anaylsis of street organized crime gangs and lack of police response./View of terrorist groups as organized crime narco/terrorists gangs, IRA, Arab groups, etc./Complete anaylsis and review of all ethnic and racial organized crime groups./All chapters include historical backgrounds on all groups. This book would be helpful in the training of members of the law enforcement and/or military community who deal with organized crime groups. It would give the average law enforcement/military officer a more than sufficient amount of information regarding the ongoing, past and present, operations of all organized crime worldwide. Helping them identify gang members in and out of the officer's work environment, making the officers aware of the criminal activities of these groups and how to identify a crime these groups might have committed.
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Book details

List price: $90.40
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 11/15/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 528
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

Defining Criminal Gangs and Organized Crime
Criminal Gangs
Organized Crime
Theories of Criminal Subcultures and Organized Crime
Introduction
Psychological Explanations
Anti-Social Personalities
Dependent Personalitiesc
Sociological Explanations
Learning Theories
Sutherland's Theory of Differential Association
Subculture Theory
Social Disorganization Theory
Social Process Theories
Conflict Theory
Social Control Theory
Social Psychology & Symbolic Interactionism
Italian Organized Crime
Homeland Foundations and the American Mafia
The Camorra
The Sicilian Mafia
Membership Requirements
Organizational Structure
The Commission
Boss
Underboss
Consigliere
Caporegime
Rules and Regulations
A Brief History of the United States
The Black Hand
Chicago, Capone, and Prohibition
Unione Siciliana and the Castellammerese War
Five Families from New York
Luciano/Genovese
Mangano/Gambino
Lucchese
Profaci/Colombo
Bonanno
Criminal Activities
Bootlegging
Racketeering
Prostitution and Pornography
Italian Lottery
Fraud
Securities Fraud and Stock Manipulation
Narcotics
Criminal Prosecution & Government Efforts
The Kefauver Committee
The Apalachian Incident
McClellan Committee
Electronic Surveillance
The Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act
RICO Statute
The Organized Crime Control Act of 1970
Conclusions
Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs
History
The Big Four
The Hells Angels and Sonny Barger
Colors, Tattoos, and Membership Rituals
Organizational Structure
Rules and Regulations
Women and the Outlaw Subculture
Criminal Activities
Drugs
Prostitution and Protections
Other Criminal Activities
Gang Wars
Canada
Australia
Law Enforcement
Counterintelligence
Defense Funds and Bailbondsmen
Law Enforcement Successes
Conclusions
Supremacists
Introduction
Malcolm X and the Nation of Islam
The Current State of the Nation of Islam
Black Panthers
Black Guerilla Family and Black Prison Gangs
Similarities among Black Supremacist Gangs
White Power
KKK
History of the Ku Klux Klan
The Reconstruction Klan
The Klan Resurfaces
Today's Klan
WAR - White Aryan Resistance
Skinheadsk
Neo-Nazis: Germany's Legacy
The Order
Christian Identity
Similarities and Differences Among Groups
Commonalities between Supremacist Gangs and Traditional Organized Crime
Distinguishing between Supremacist Groups and Street Gangs
Conclusions
Street Gangs
History
Viewing Street Gangs - The Past 40 Years
Gang Identification
Writing
Graffiti
Clothing
Colors
Symbols
Rituals
Hand Signs
Tattoos
Definitions
Organization/Structure of a Gang
Street Gangs
Mara Saldatrucha/M.S
Bloods
Crips
The Bloods, Crips, Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls
Tupac Shakur
Commentary on the Shakur Murder
Biggie Smalls
Commentary on the Sm
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