Transnational organized crime crosses borders, challenges States, exploits individuals, pursues profit, wrecks economies, destroys civil society, and ultimately weakens global democracy. It is a phenomenon that is all too often misunderstood and misrepresented. This handbook attempts to redress the balance, by providing a fresh and interdisciplinary overview of the problems which transnational organized crime represents. The innovative aspect of this handbook is not only its interdisciplinary nature but also the dialogue between international academics and practitioners that it presents.
The handbook seeks to provide the definitive overview of transnational organized crime, including contributions from leading international scholars as well as emerging researchers. The work starts by examining the origins, concepts, contagion and evolution of transnational organized crime and then moves on to discuss the impact, governance and reactions of governments and their agencies, before looking to the future of transnational organized crime, and how the State will seek to respond.
Providing a cutting edge survey of the discipline, this work will be essential reading for all those with an interest in this dangerous phenomenon.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 552
Weight: 1338 g
Dimensions: 248 x 171 mm
"Given the pernicious effects of transnational organized crime (TOC) on the very fabric of economic, social, and political life of modern nation states, the handbook edited by Felia Allum and Stan Gilmour is a much welcome effort in researching and theorizing contemporary forms of criminal behavior. It is a landmark publication that provides in-depth definitions of key terms and their application in academia and policymaking, analyzes origins and manifestations of TOC, evaluates the contagion and evolution of specific criminal forms and criminal groups, and assesses the effectiveness of law enforcement and crime control programs in various locations and various time periods."-Yuliya G. Zabyelina, Masaryk University
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