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Illicit Trafficking A Reference Handbook

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ISBN-10: 1576079155

ISBN-13: 9781576079157

Edition: 2003

Authors: Robert J. Kelly, Jess Maghan, Joseph D. Serio

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Book details

List price: $64.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, LLC
Publication date: 6/29/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 260
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Preface
Illicit Trafficking: A Brief History
What Is Illicit Trafficking?
What Are the Roles of Organized Crime and Transnational Crime in Illicit Trafficking?
Does Immigration Foster Illicit Trafficking?
What Is the Relationship of the Volume of Illicit Trafficking to Globalization?
What Is the Relationship of the Growth of Global Finance to Illicit Trafficking?
How Do Worldwide Communication Technologies Affect Illicit Trafficking?
What Are the Defining Characteristics of Transnational Crime Groups?
What Are the Relationships among Governments, Social Structure, and Organized Crime?
Do Ethnic Conflicts and State Dissolution Facilitate Illicit Trafficking?
Do Political Instability and Military Conflict Contribute to Criminal Activities?
What Are the Trends among Transnational Crime Groups?
Can Law Enforcement Operate Effectively in a Global Environment?
Western Europe
Eastern and Central Europe
Russia, the Balkans, and the Newly Independent States
South Asia, Southeast Asia, and China
Japan
South America and Central America: Colombia and Mexico
United States
How Are Transnational Organized Crime and Illicit Trafficking Related?
Summary
How Can States Deter and Contain Illicit Trafficking?
Problems, Controversies and Solutions
Transnational Crime Survey
Money Laundering: Structure and Characteristics
Types of Money Laundering
Controls and Law Enforcement Responses to Money Laundering
Drug Trafficking
Drug-Trafficking Impacts on Nation-State Stability
Economic and Social Consequences of Illicit Trafficking
Illicit Drug Production
Drug-Trafficking Networks
Drug Market Structure and the Trafficking Industry
Smuggling Nuclear Materials and Arms
Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
Nuclear Theft and Smuggling: The Threat
The Impact of Change
Biological and Chemical Weapons
Law Enforcement and Control Efforts
Illicit Arms Trafficking
Dynamics of Arms Trafficking: The Cold War
Arms Trafficking in the Post-Cold War Era
Weapons "Supermarkets" and Conflict Zones
The Machinery of Arms Smuggling
The Gray Arms Market
Trafficking in Precious Stones
Trafficking in Human Body Parts
The Illicit Trade in Art and Cultural Objects
Theft of Intellectual Property
Organized Crime and IPR Crimes
Alien Smuggling: Trafficking in Human Beings
Female Migrants
General Observations: Looking Ahead
Chronology
Biographical Sketches
Monzar Al Kassar
Osama bin Laden
Victor Bout
Alphonse Capone
Pablo Emilio Gaviria Escobar
Helmer Herrera-Buitrago
Abdul Qadeer Khan
Khun Sa
Carlos Lehder-Rivas
"Little Pete,"
Charles "Lucky" Luciano
Leonid Minin
Manuel Antonio Noriega
Jorge Luis Vasquez Ochoa
Benny Ong
Salvatore Riina
Tijuana Cartel
Statistics and Reference Documents
Trafficking in Human Beings
Characteristics of Traffickers and Their Victims
International Organization for Migration
Coalition against Trafficking in Women
U.S. Department of State
United Nations
Narcotics Trafficking
Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs
Office of National Drug Control Policy
Characteristics of Traffickers
United Nations
Trafficking in Small Arms and Light Weapons
Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement
United Nations
UN Institute for Disarmament Research
Small Arms Survey
Trafficking in Nuclear Materials
International Atomic Energy Agency
The Center for International Security and Cooperation
Nuclear Threat Initiatives
Agencies and Organizations
Print and Nonprint Resources
Print Resources
Books and Articles
Periodicals and Publications
Bibliographies
Nonprint Resources
Videos
Summary
Illicit Traficking-Trends and Issues
Post-Perestroika and the Rise of the Oligarchs: Examples of State Decay and Illicit Traficking Opportunities
Index