Studies of Organized Crime

The Organized Crime Community

Essays in Honor of Alan A. Block

Editors: Bovenkerk, Frank, Levi, Michael (Eds.)

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In his social investigative writings on "the serious crime community" which describes the loose merger of corporate interests, organized crime and political crime, professor Alan A. Block of Penn State University has proven to be one of the most inspiring criminologists in the field. An international group of pupils and friends dedicate this book to him which contains original contributions on the troubled concept of organized crime, the social history of crime groups in the United States, corruption in the United Nations Oil-for-Food Program in Iraq, the struggle against identity fraud, the world of drugs and the adverse consequences of criminalization, the money-laundering control movement, International Tribunals against war crimes and a Jewish studies chapter on the role of bystanders during the Holocaust.

The book opens with Alan Block's now classic study on the origins of the Iran Contra scandal. Alan A. Block has served for 17 years as the editor-in-chief of Crime, Law and Social Change, one of Springer's major criminology journals.

About the authors

Frank Bovenkerk is cultural anthropologist and professor of criminology at the Willem Pompe Institute for Criminal Law and Criminology at the University of Utrecht in The Netherlands. His main fields of research are organized crime, discrimination and crime and ethnicity. His current interest is moving toward the field of cultural criminology.

Michael Levi has been Professor of Criminology at Cardiff University, Wales, UK since 1991, and has been researching organised and white-collar crime issues since 1972. He has degrees from Oxford, Cambridge and Southampton Universities. His books include Drugs and Money (with Petrus van Duyne), 2005; Fraud: Organization, Motivation and Control I and II,1999; Money-Laundering in the UK (with Michael Gold), 1994; The Investigation, Prosecution, and Trial of Serious Fraud, 1993; Regulating Fraud: White-Collar Crime and the Criminal Process, 1987; and The Phantom Capitalists: the Organisation and Control of Long-Firm Fraud, 1981, to be republished by Ashgate in 2006 with a new introduction. He is currently completing White-Collar Crime and its Victims and White-Collar Crime in the Media for Clarendon Press, Oxford, and a variety of research studies on serious and organised crime.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • The Origins of IRAN-CONTRA: Lessons from the Durrani Affair

    Block, Alan A.

    Pages 1-29

  • California Dreams and Gangster Schemes: The Standley Commission, the Guarantee Finance Company, and the Social System of Organized Crime in post-World War II Southern California

    McIllwain, Jeffrey Scott (et al.)

    Pages 31-44

  • New Times, New Crimes: “Blocking” Financial Identity Fraud

    Pontell, Henry N. (et al.)

    Pages 45-58

  • The United Nations Oil-for-Food Program: Corruption, Bribery and International Relations in the Serious Crime Community

    Liddick, Don

    Pages 59-67

  • Bystander Memories Explored: Dutch Gentile Eyewitness Narratives on the Deportation of the Jews

    Hondius, Dienke

    Pages 69-84

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Organized Crime Community
Book Subtitle
Essays in Honor of Alan A. Block
Editors
  • Frank Bovenkerk
  • Michael Levi
Series Title
Studies of Organized Crime
Series Volume
6
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-39020-8
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-39020-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-39019-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-2287-8
Series ISSN
1571-5493
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 232
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