Transnational organised crime.
Description: Transnational organized crime (TOC) has emerged as a major idea in theconceptual field of global governance. Studies of TOC intersect with disparatecriminological issues inhabiting apparently different domains: comparativecriminal justice, migration studies, transnational policing and the politicalsociology of crime, to name just a few. The four-volume structure of this majorwork enables coverage of the historic development of its conceptualization,critical definitional and socio-political issues, empirical case studies andrealist formulations of the problem area as well as theoretical, normativedebates, alternative conceptual formulations and policy choices. Each volumecontains an introduction illustrating and contextualizing the main themes ineach section. Volume One: Definitions and Theories Volume Two: Origins,Resources, Organization Volume Three: Organized Crime and the Penetration ofMarkets Volume Four: Organized Crime and Popular Culture, States and Terrorism
Contents: VOLUME ONE: HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVESPreface to the Collection - James SheptyckiIntroduction - James Sheptycki War Making and State Making as Organized Crime -Charles Tilly Economic Consequences of Organized Violence - Frederic Lane Crimeas an American Way of Life - Daniel Bell Illegal Enterprise: A Theoretical andHistorical Interpretation - Mark Haller The Ethnic Vice Industry, 1880?1944 -Ivan Light The Notorious Purple Gang: Detroit's All Jewish Prohibition Era Mob -Robert Rockaway Mafia, the Prototypical Alien Conspiracy - Dwight Smith Jr TheBlack Hand: A Study in Moral Panic - Robert Lombardo History and the Study ofOrganized Crime - Alan Block Vice, Corruption, Bureaucracy and Power - WilliamChambliss Corruption and Organized Crime: Lessons from History - Margaret BeareThe Decline of the American Mafia - Peter Reuter Transnational Organized Crime;The Strange Career of an American Concept - Michael Woodiwiss TransnationalOrganized Crime; thinking in and out of Plato's Cave - Petrus van Duyne and MarkNelemans The Mafia and Al Qaeda: Violent and Secretive Organizations inComparative and Historical Perspective - Jane Schneider and Peter SchneiderVOLUME TWO: DEFINITIONAL AND METHODOLOGICAL ISSUES, CONSTRUCTIONIST AND CRITICALPERSPECTIVESIntroduction - James Sheptycki The Symbols of the Mafia - Diego Gambetta TheSecret History of Japanese Cinema: The Yakuza Movies - Federico VareseMethodological Problems in the Study of Organized Crime as a Social Problem -Donald Cressey The Organized Crime Continuum: A Further Specification of a NewConceptual Model - Frank Hagan Problems of Definition: What is Organized Crime?- James Finckenauer Identifying Counting and Categorizing Transnational CriminalOrganizations - Louise Shelley Mafia Markers: Assessing Organized Crime and ItsImpact upon Societies - Jan Van Dijk Into the Thick of It: Methodological Issuesin Studying the Drug Trade in the Golden Triangle - Ko-Lin Chin AssessingOrganised Crime: The Sad State of an Impossible Art - Petrus van Duyne andMaarten van Dijck The Politics of ?Transnational Organized Crime': Discourse,Reflexivity and the Narration of ?Threat' - Adam Edwards and Pete Gill OrganizedEvil and the Atlantic Alliance; Moral Panics and the Rhetoric of Organized Crimeand Policing in Britain and America - Michael Woodiwiss and Dick Hobbs The MediaConstruction of Financial White Collar Crimes - Michael Levi Transnational Crimeas a Productive Fiction - Jude McCullochVOLUME THREE: REALIST PERSPECTIVES ON ORGANIZED AND TRANSNATIONAL ORGANIZEDCRIMEIntroduction - James Sheptycki Anticipating Organized and Transnational Crime -Roy Godson and Phil Williams Unraveling the New Criminal Nexus - Louise ShelleyA Crime-Terror Nexus? Thinking on Some of the Links between Terrorism andCriminality - Steven Hutchinson and Pat O'Malley Career Opportunities andNetwork-Based Privileges in the Cosa Nostra - Carlo Morselli Are We a Family o