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Organized crime / by Haugen, David M.,1969-; Musser, Susan.; Chaney, Michael.;
Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-177) and index.This title explores whether organized crime presents a threat to the world today, how profitable some organized crime activities are, what policies should be implemented to address organized crime, and whether organized crime has moved to online. - See more at: http://www.cengage.com/search/productOverview.do?Ntt=191910543736754598214609775921354023794&N=197+4294904758&Ntk=P_EPI#sthash.46PB9NSI.dpuf.For over 25 years, the Greenhaven Press Opposing Viewpoints Series has developed and set the standard for current-issue studies. With more than 90 volumes covering nearly every controversial contemporary topic, Opposing Viewpoints is the leading source for libraries and classrooms in need of current-issue materials. Each title explores a specific issue by placing expert opinions in a unique pro/con format. The viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected and often hard-to-find sources and publications. By choosing from such diverse sources and including both popular and unpopular views, the Opposing Viewpoints editorial team has adhered to its commitment to editorial objectivity. Readers are exposed to many sides of a debate, which promotes issue awareness as well as critical thinking. In short, Opposing Viewpoints is the best research and learning tool for exploring the issues that continually shape and define our turbulent and changing world.
Subjects: Organized crime.; Gangs.; Computer crimes.;
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Organized crime : a cultural introduction / by Nicaso, Antonio,author.; Danesi, Marcel,author.;
1. What Is Organized Crime? / 2. The Italian Mafias / 3. Other Criminal Organizations / 4. Organization / 5. The Players / 6. Codes / 7. The Made Man / 8. The Women / 9. Resources / 10. The Business Agenda / 11. Strategic Violence / 12. Symbols and Myths / 13. Secret Communication / 14. Popular Culture / 15. Cyberspace / 16. Theories / 17. Tribalism and Adaptability / 18. Epilogue.This book aims to describe and demystify what makes criminal gangs so culturally powerful. It examines their codes of conduct, initiation rites, secret communications methods, origin myths, symbols, and the like that imbue the gangsters with the pride and nonchalance that goes hand in hand with their criminal activities. Mobsters are everywhere in the movies, on television, and on websites. Contemporary societies are clearly fascinated by them. Why is this so? What feature and constituents of organized criminal gangs make them so emotionally powerful—to themselves and others? These are the questions that have guided the writing of this textbook, which is intended as an introduction to organized crime from the angle of cultural analysis. Key topics include:• An historic overview of organized crime, including the social, economic, and cultural conditions that favour its development;• A review of the type of people who make up organized gangs and the activities in which they engage;• The symbols, rituals, codes and languages that characterize criminal institutions;• The relationship between organized crime and cybercrime;• The role of women in organized crime;• Drugs and narco-terrorism;• Media portrayals of organized crime.Organized Crime includes case studies and offers an accessible, interdisciplinary approach to the subject of organized crime. It is essential reading for students engaged with organized crime across criminology, sociology, anthropology and psychology. -- provided by publisher.Description based on print version record.Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2018. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subjects: Electronic books.; Organized crime; Transnational crime;
On-line resources: https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/kirtland-ebooks/detail.action?docID=6478889 -- Available  online. Click here to access.;
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The second life of Nick Mason / by Hamilton, Steve,1961-;
"Nick Mason is out of prison. After five years inside, he has just been given the one thing a man facing 25-to-life never gets, a second chance. But it comes at a terrible price. Nick Mason is out of prison, but he's not free. Whenever his cell phone rings, day or night, he must answer it and follow whatever order he is given. It's the deal he made with Darius Cole, a criminal kingpin serving a double-life term who still runs an empire from his prison cell. Forced to commit increasingly more dangerous crimes, hunted by the relentless detective who put him behind bars, and desperate to go straight and rebuild his life with his daughter and ex-wife, Nick will ultimately have to risk everything--his family, his sanity, and even his life--to finally break free"--
Subjects: Mystery fiction.; Suspense fiction.; Detective and mystery fiction.; Thrillers (Fiction); Ex-convicts; Organized crime;
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Mafia life : love, death and money at the heart of organized crime / by Varese, Federico.;
Includes bibliographical references and index.Birth -- Work -- Management -- Money -- Love -- Self-image -- Politics -- Death -- Post-mortem."Media Life takes us into the real world of organized crime, where henchmen worry about bad managers and have high blood pressure, assassinations are bungled as often as they come off, and increasing pressure from law enforcement means that a life of crime is no longer lived in the lap of luxury" - Provided by publisher.
Subjects: Mafia; Organized crime;
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Mafias on the move : how organized crime conquers new territories / by Varese, Federico.;
Includes bibliographical references and index.Mafia transplantation -- The Ndrangheta in Piedmont and Veneto -- The Russian mafia in Rome and Budapest -- Lessons from the past : Sicilian mafiosi in New York City and Rosario, circa 1880-1940 -- The future of the mafias : foreign triads in China -- Mafia origins, transplantation, and the paradoxes of democracy.
Subjects: Mafia; Organized crime; Transnational crime;
© c2011., Princeton University Press,
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I am the cheese / by Cormier, Robert.;
A young boy desperately tries to unlock his past yet knows he must hide those memories if he is to remain alive.
Subjects: Intelligence service; Organized crime; Intelligence service; Organized crime;
© 2007., Knopf,
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Motor City mafia : a century of organized crime in Detroit / by Burnstein, Scott M.;
Includes bibliographical references (p. 127).Foreword -- The beginning -- The Purple Gang -- The Combination -- The Zerilli Era -- Hoffa -- Passing of the torch -- The new generation -- Today, the future, and beyond.
Subjects: Organized crime; Organized crime;
© c2006., Arcadia Pub.,
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American gangsters, then and now : an encyclopedia / by Hendley, Nate.;
Includes bibliographical references and index.American Gangsters, Then and Now: An Encyclopedia ranges from Western outlaws revered as Robin Hoods to the Depression's flamboyant bootleggers and bank robbers to the late 20th century's drug kingpins and "Dapper Dons." It is the first comprehensive resource on the gangster's historical evolution and unshakable grip on the American imagination.American Gangsters, Then and Now tells the stories of a number of famous gangsters and gangs Jesse James and Billy the Kid, the Black Hand, Al Capone, Sonny Barger and the Hell's Angels, the Mafia, Crips and Bloods, and more. Avoiding sensationalism, the straightforward entries include biographical portraits and historical background for each subject, as well as accounts of infamous robberies, killings, and other events, all well documented with both archival newspapers and extensive research into the files of the FBI. Readers will understand the families, the places, and the times that produced these monumental criminals, as well as the public mindset that often found them sympathetic and heroic.
Subjects: Gangsters; Organized crime;
© c2010., ABC-CLIO,
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The Purple Gang : organized crime in Detroit, 1910-1945 / by Kavieff, Paul R.;
Includes bibliographical references and index.Origins of the Purple Gang -- The birth of the Oakland Sugar House Gang -- The murder of Johnny Reid -- The Milaflores Apartment Massacre -- The murder of Vivian Welch -- The Cleaners and Dyers War -- The St. Valentine's Day Massacre -- Bloody July -- Collingwood Manor Massacre -- The self-destruction -- The Brothers Fleisher -- Harry Millman: Last of the Purple Gang Cowboys -- The murder of Warren Hooper -- The prison years.
Subjects: Gangs; Organized crime; Purple Gang.;
© [2013], c2000., Barricade Books,
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Industry of anonymity : inside the business of cybercrime / by Lusthaus, Jonathan,1984-;
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-277) and index.Introduction -- From lone wolves to industrialization -- Making sense of the cybercrime industry -- Nicknames and identity -- How cybercriminals cooperate online -- The offline dimension -- Cybercrime, organized crime, and governance -- Conclusion.Jonathan Lusthaus lifts the veil on cybercriminals in the most extensive account yet of the lives they lead and the vast international industry they have created. Having traveled to hotspots around the world to meet with hundreds of law enforcement agents, security gurus, hackers, and criminals, he charts how this industry based on anonymity works.--
Subjects: Computer crimes.; Hackers.; Online identities.; Organized crime.;
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