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Organized Crime, 9th Edition / Edition 9

Organized Crime, 9th Edition / Edition 9

by Howard Abadinsky
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The sixth edition of this text is completely updated to reflect the many recent changes in the structure and environment of organized crime. Abadinsky provides a detailed analysis of the origins, history, theoretical explanations, and structure of organized crime. He then examines the business of organized crime, including drug trafficking, gambling, and loansharking. The methods employed by law enforcement agencies to combat organized crime, and the policy decisions reached by various investigating committees and commissions, including the Presidents' Commission on Organized Crime, are also explored.

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ISBN-13: 2900495599660
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 01/27/2009
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 462
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)

About the Author

Howard Abadinsky is professor of criminal justice at St. John's University. A graduate of Queens College of the City University of New York, he has a PhD in sociology from New York University. Prior to entering academia, he was a New York State Parole Officer and Senior Parole Officer and a Cook County, Illinois, Deputy Sheriff/Inspector. He was a consultant to the President's Commission on Organized Crime and founder of the International Association for the Study of Organized Crime. Dr. Abadinsky is the author of several books, including THE CRIMINAL ELITE: ORGANIZED AND PROFESSIONAL CRIME; PROBATION AND PAROLE: THEORY AND PRACTICE; DRUG USE AND ABUSE; and LAW, COURTS, AND JUSTICE IN AMERICA.

Table of Contents

Part IIntroduction to Organized Crime
Chapter 1Organized Crime: Attributes and Structure1
Defining Organized Crime1
The Structure of Organized Crime4
The Bureaucratic/Corporate Model4
Outlaw Motorcycle Clubs4
Analysis of the Structure17
Patrimonial/Patron-Client Networks18
The American Mafia18
Analysis of the Structure31
Internet Connections31
Review Questions32
Chapter 2Explaining Organized Crime33
Differential Association34
Subcultures and Social Disorganization35
Differential Opportunity39
Social Control Theory40
Ethnic Succession41
Internet Connections50
Review Questions51
Part IIOrganized Crime in the United States
Chapter 3The History of Organized Crime in the United States52
Organized Crime: Sources of Information52
The Robber Barons55
Immigration and Urban Machine Politics57
The Irish57
The Saloon and the Machine59
Underworld and Upperworld61
Reform and Nativism63
Prohibition and Organized Crime67
The Kefauver Crime Committee69
The McClellan Committee70
The President's Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Justice71
The President's Commission on Organized Crime (PCOC)72
Internet Connections74
Review Questions74
Chapter 4Organized Crime in New York75
Tammany Hall75
The Tammany Police75
The Tammany Gangs75
Arnold Rothstein and Jewish Organized Crime in New York77
Arnold Rothstein78
Dutch Schultz79
Lepke Buchalter82
Meyer Lansky and Benjamin Siegel83
Interethnic Cooperation: Murder, Inc.85
Italian Organized Crime in New York86
The Castellammarese War87
The Luciano/Genovese Family88
The Mineo/Gambino Family91
The Reina/Lucchese Family95
The Profaci/Colombo Family97
The Bonanno Family100
The Five Families102
Internet Connections102
Review Questions103
Chapter 5Organized Crime in Chicago104
Mike McDonald105
"Hinky Dink" and John "the Bath"105
William Hale Thompson106
Mont Tennes107
From Colosimo to Torrio to Capone108
The Torrio Organization110
The Chicago Wars111
Al Capone's Chicago113
Organized Crime in Chicago After Capone: The Outfit Emerges115
The Browne-Bioff Episode116
Sam Giancana116
Outfit Street Crews118
The Taylor Street Crew119
The Grand Avenue Crew122
The Twenty-Sixth Street Crew123
The North Side Crew123
Chicago Heights125
The Outfit Today126
The Structure of the Chicago Outfit127
Internet Connections130
Review Questions130
Chapter 6African-American and Black Organized Crime132
Frank Lucas133
The Gangster Disciples134
El Rukns/Black P. Stone Nation136
Other Domestic African-American Criminal Organizations137
Black Organized Crime: Nigerians139
Jamaican Organized Crime141
Internet Connections143
Review Questions143
Part IIIInternational and Transnational Organized Crime
Chapter 7Italian Organized Crime145
The Globalization of Organized Crime145
The Mezzogiorno146
The Sicilian Mafia147
Mussolini and the Mafia149
The Nuovo Mafia151
Politics and the Mafia153
The Decline of the Mafia154
The Structure of the Mafia156
The Neapolitan Camorra158
The 'Ndrangheta162
Sacra Corona Unita and the Albanian Connection163
Internet Connections164
Review Questions165
Chapter 8Latino Organized Crime166
The Cuban-Colombian Connection166
Colombian Drug Trafficking168
The Medellin Cartel171
The Cali Cartel175
The Evolution of the Colombian Drug Business176
Mexican Drug Trafficking178
The Amezcuas (Colima) Cartel180
The Herrera Family181
The Sinaloa Cartel183
The Gulf Cartel183
The Juarez Cartel184
The Tijuana Cartel185
The Sonora Cartel186
The Dominican Republic186
The Mexican Mafia188
Internet Connections189
Review Questions189
Chapter 9Russian Organized Crime191
The Roots of Russian Organized Crime191
The Vory193
The Russian Mafiya195
Russian Organized Crime in the United States200
The Fuel Oil Scam202
Vory in the United States202
The Future of ROC204
Internet Connections205
Review Questions205
Chapter 10Asian Organized Crime206
Triads, Tongs, and Asian Gangs211
Asian Gangs in North America217
Internet Connections220
Review Questions221
Part IVThe Business of Organized Crime
Chapter 11The Business of Organized Crime: Gambling, Loansharking, Theft, Fencing, and Sex222
Goods and Services or Extortion?222
Casino Gambling and Related Activities234
Miscellaneous Gambling236
Loansharking (Usury)237
Theft and Fencing240
Stolen Securities240
The Business of Sex241
The International Sex Industry243
Internet Connections243
Review Questions244
Chapter 12Organized Crime in Labor and Business245
Organized Labor in America246
Labor Racketeering: In the Beginning ...246
The Fulton Fish Market247
Labor Racketeering and the "Big Four"248
Laborers International Union249
Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees International Union (HEREIU)250
International Longshoremen's Association (ILA)252
International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT)254
Hoffa Versus Kennedy258
Business Racketeering261
The Garment Center262
Restraint of Trade264
The Construction Industry264
Private Solid Waste Carting266
Organized Crime and Legitimate Business268
The Scam269
Stock Fraud270
Money Laundering271
Internet Connections276
Review Questions276
Chapter 13Organized Crime and Drugs278
Historical Background278
China and the Opium Wars279
The "Chinese Problem" and the American Response281
The Twentieth Century282
The Harrison Act283
The Business of Heroin285
The Golden Triangle286
The Golden Crescent289
The Business of Cocaine294
Phencyclidine (PCP)302
Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD)303
Analogs and Designer Drugs304
Internet Connections305
Review Questions305
Part VFighting Organized Crime
Chapter 14Organized Crime Statutes306
Constitutional Restraints306
Jurisdictional Limitations307
The Internal Revenue Code313
The Controlled Substances Statutes314
The Hobbs Act315
Continuing Criminal Enterprise322
The Consumer Credit Protection Act (CCPA)322
Money Laundering326
The Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000328
Internet Connections329
Review Questions329
Chapter 15Organized Crime Law Enforcement330
The Department of Justice (DOJ)331
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)331
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)332
The Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS)333
The Marshals Service333
The Department of the Treasury335
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS)336
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF)336
The Customs Service336
The Department of Labor337
The Department of Transportation/Coast Guard337
The Department of Defense (DOD)338
Other Federal Enforcement Agencies340
Investigative Tools in Organized Crime Law Enforcement341
Electronic Surveillance343
The Grand Jury348
Internet Connections352
Review Questions352
In Conclusion353
Author Index395
Subject Index401

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