'Endemic to the species': Ordering the 'other' via organised crime

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The United States has been the prime mover in the establishment of both the concept of organised crime and the use of the concept in its attempt to establish global hegemony, in which law enforcement became a little more than a front for a government-backed central casting agency, stereotyping both heroes and villains. This article offers an account of how the 'Other' has been used as prism for the construction of organised crime primarily in the United States and how this construction, as a franchise, has been exported on the international level and on heterogeneous criminal landscapes.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-51
Number of pages25
JournalGlobal Crime
Issue number1
Early online date3 Jan 2013
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2013
Externally publishedYes


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