Mafia and Organized Crime

A Beginner's Guide

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About The Book

A compelling introduction to the global impact of organized crime

Famous for being ruthless, cruel, and cool, the Mafia has always captured the darker side of the imagination. Here, James Finckenauer debunks the myths surrounding the Mafia to reveal the harsh realities of global organized crime from Japan to Russia to Colombia. Despite popular appeal, these incredibly complex organizations destabilize society on a global scale, perpetuating untold economic, physical, psychological, and societal damage. "Mafia and Organized Crime: A Beginner's Guide" provides vital insight into the real stories behind the world's richest and most successful criminals.

About The Author

James Finckenauer has written extensively on organized crime. He is a Distinguished Professor at the School of Criminal Justice, Rutgers University, and former Director of the National Institute of Justice, Washington DC.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Oneworld Publications (July 1, 2007)
  • Length: 208 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781851685264

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Raves and Reviews

"The book succeeds as a first rate introduction to several issues dealing with the Mafia and organized crime, but those who are well acquainted with these issues will also benefit significantly from Finckenauer's analysis and observations."

– Trends, Journal of

"the book succeeds as a first rate introduction to several issues dealing with the Mafia and organized crime, but those who are well acquainted with these issues will also benefit significantly from Finckenauer's analysis and observations."

– Rick Aniskiewicz - Professor of Sociology at the Department of Social/Behavioral Sciences, Indiana U

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