In the maelstrom of globalization and cyberspace, organized crime continues to defy definition. A diverse array of activities is perpetrated by criminal organizations, criminal groups and associations, and gangs, and it is clear that one specific label is no longer adequate. This book offers a uniquely global approach to organized crime and the multitude of forces that shape it in the 21st century. As well as discussing definitions of and the historical roots of organized crime, this book examines various forms of organized crime around the world in the US, Mexico, Latin America, and the Caribbean, Russia, and Europe, Asia, and Africa.
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