This book organizes information in a meaningful way, offering a comprehensive history of the Mafia in the United States; a legal analysis of the offenses that underlie organized crimes; specific attention to modern manifestations of organized crime activity, such as human smuggling, Internet crimes, and other transnational criminal operations; and the application of ethics to the study of organized crime. This edition includes new tables and figures, and special features on popular biographies and movies that tie to relevant content in the text. Appendices include a glossary and timeline on organized crime in the United States.
- Chapters are enhanced by updated photos, tables, charts, and critical thinking exercises that help students apply and evaluate concepts to actual case examples.
- Every chapter includes two student-friendly special features: Organized Crime Biography and Organized Crime at the Movies.
- A glossary gives students a quick reference for looking up important definitions of organized crime-related terms, and a Timeline of Organized Crime in the United States highlights important events in the history of organized crime.
2. Characteristic Organized Crimes I: Conspiracy, Provision of Illicit Goods and Services
3. Characteristic Organized Crimes II: Infiltration of Business, Extortion, and Racketeering
4. Causes of Organized Crime: Influences on Individuals
5. Paradigms of Organized Crime: Models of Organization
6. The Mafia: Facts and Myths
7. Changes in the Nature of Organized Crime: From Traditional to Modern
8. Transnational Organized Crime
9. Investigative Tools
10. Prosecution Strategies
11. Organizing a Criminal Defense
12. Sentencing Organized Crime Offenders
Timeline of Organized Crime in the United States
Jay S. Albanese is Professor in the Wilder School of Government & Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University. He served as Chief of the International Center at the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), the research arm of the U.S. Department of Justice, from 2002 to 2006. He is author of many articles, and author/editor of 16 books. Albanese is the recipient of the Elske Smith Distinguished Lecturer Award from Virginia Commonwealth University, the Teaching Excellence Award from Niagara University, and the G.O.W. Mueller Award for Outstanding Contributions to Comparative/International Criminal Justice from the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, International Section. He has served as Executive Director of the International Association for the Study of Organized Crime and is a past president and fellow of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. He currently serves on the Executive Board of the American Society of Criminology.