Studies of Organized Crime

Traditional Organized Crime in the Modern World

Responses to Socioeconomic Change

Editors: Siegel, Dina, van de Bunt, Henk (Eds.)

  • Describes the influence of the worldwide financial crisis on global organized crime
  • Provides a comprehensive overview of how mafia-like structures function today
  • Covers historical and current international issues
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Despite strenuous efforts from local, national, and international law enforcement, organized crime continues to thrive and prosper—even centuries-old crime outfits are surviving the global forces of mass migration and multinational business and finance. From traditional gangland enterprises such as narcotics, gambling, and prostitution, the world’s mafias have moved into new sources of illegal income, including high-tech arms smuggling, money laundering, and identity fraud. Traditional Crime in the Modern World tracks these organizations—the Italian and Mexican mafias, Columbian drug cartels, Chinese triads, and others—across five continents as they adapt to change, and assesses their prospects in the short and long term. World events such as the collapse of the Soviet Union and the 9/11 terror attacks are discussed in the context of contributing to emerging markets for illicit goods and services, and to evolving partnerships among criminal entities. This timely volume: • Provides a comprehensive overview of how mafia-like structures function today. • Analyzes in depth national crime situations with global implications. • Examines the migration of organized crime groups and their operations in their new countries. • Gauges the influence of digital and other technologies on organized crime. • Where applicable, notes the links between organized crime and national political institutions. • Describes the impact of the global financial crisis on crime organizations. Concise, compelling, and deeply documented, Traditional Crime in the Modern World is an eye-opening resource for researchers in Criminology and Criminal Justice, particularly with an interest in organized crime and trafficking, as well as related topics of Demography, Political Science, and International Relations.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Italian Mafias’ Asymmetries

    Savona, Ernesto U.

    Pages 3-25

  • Vory v zakone: Russian Organized Crime

    Siegel, Dina

    Pages 27-47

  • Turkish Organised Crime: From Tradition to Business

    Galeotti, Mark

    Pages 49-64

  • Traditional Organized Crime in the Modern World: How Triad Societies Respond to Socioeconomic Change

    Wing Lo, T. (et al.)

    Pages 67-89

  • The Cosa Nostra in the U.S. Adapting to Changes in the Social, Economic, and Political Environment After a 25-Year Prosecution Effort

    Albanese, Jay S.

    Pages 93-108

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Traditional Organized Crime in the Modern World
Book Subtitle
Responses to Socioeconomic Change
Editors
  • Dina Siegel
  • Henk van de Bunt
Series Title
Studies of Organized Crime
Series Volume
11
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-3212-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-3212-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-3211-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-8753-2
Series ISSN
1571-5493
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 196
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