Organized Crime: Analyzing Illegal Activities, Criminal Structures, and Extra-legal Governanceprovides a systematic overview of the processes and structures commonly labeled “organized crime,” drawing on the pertinent empirical and theoretical literature primarily from North America, Europe, and Australia. The main emphasis is placed on a comprehensive classificatory scheme that highlights underlying patterns and dynamics, rather than particular historical manifestations of organized crime. Esteemed author Klaus von Lampe strategically breaks the book down into three key dimensions: (1) illegal activities, (2) patterns of interpersonal relations that are directly or indirectly supporting these illegal activities, and (3) overarching illegal power structures that regulate and control these illegal activities and also extend their influence into the legal spheres of society. Within this framework, numerous case studies and topical issues from a variety of countries illustrate meaningful application of the conceptual and theoretical discussion.
provides a systematic overview of the processes and structures commonly labeled ?organized crime?, drawing on the core empirical and theoretical literature on ?organized crime as well as on relevant literature from a broader range of academic disciplines. Author Klaus von Lampe has structured in such that the complexities of the phenomena labeled ?organized crime? are broken down into key dimensions and categories. The book follows a distinction of three basic dimensions: (1.) illegal activities, (2.) patterns of interpersonal relations that are directly or indirectly supporting these illegal activities, and (3.) overarching illegal power structures that regulate and control these illegal activities.
Number of Pages: 467
Genre: Social Science
Publisher: Sage Pubns
Author: Klaus Von Lampe
Street Date: August 18, 2015
Item Number (DPCI): 247-08-5738