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Title Organized crime : culture, markets and policies / editors, Dina Siegel and Hans Nelen
Published New York : Springer, [2008]
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 229 pages) : illustrations
Series Studies in organized crime ; v. 7
Studies of organized crime ; v. 7
Contents Front Matter; Reflections on the Sicilian Mafia: Peripheries and Their Impact on Centres; The Decline of the Italian Mafia; Hashish Smuggling by Bedouin in South Sinai; Corruption as a Causal Factor in Human Trafficking; New Players in an Old Game: The Sex Market in Italy; The Vehicle Theft Market in Bulgaria; Diamonds and Organized Crime:The Case of Antwerp; Eco-Crime: The Tropical Timber Trade; The Role of Hawala Bankers in the Transfer of Proceeds from Organised Crime; Facilitating Organized Crime: The Role of Lawyers and Notaries
Summary The term???global organized crime??? is often used to refer to worldwide illegitimate activities of criminal groups and networks and is associated with the so-called???globalization process???. Although it can not be denied that due to economic, technological, political and cultural developments, borders have disappeared or changed, markets have extended, mobility and communication facilities have improved, it would be a major fallacy to study organized crime and its containment solely from a global perspective. The central premise of this book is that we need more in-depth, empirically fund
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Organized crime.
Form Electronic book
Author Siegel, Dina.
Nelen, J. M.
LC no. 2007938895
ISBN 038774732X