Organised Crime: A Very Short Introduction

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• Uncovers the reality of organized crime in the world today, while deconstructing media myths about the phenomenon
•Uses examples from around the globe to discuss the different forms organized crime can take
•Discusses key aspects of organized crime, such as human trafficking, extortion, and arms trafficking
•Explores the different established cultural traditions of organized crime, such as the Mafia, Triads, and the Yakuza
•Analyses the parallels that can be drawn between criminal organizations and legitimate business structures
•Explores ways of controlling and preventing organized crime
•Part of the Very Short Introductions series - over eight million copies sold worldwide
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages152
ISBN (Print)9780198795544
Publication statusPublished - 22 Feb 2018
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameVery Short Introductions
PublisherOxford University Press


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