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Introduction

Letizia Paoli.

Published online June 2014.

Article. Subjects: organized crime. 4654 words.

This introduction for the Oxford Handbook of Organized Crime begins with the proposition that there are two main notions and types of organized crime: (a) a set of stable organizations...

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U.S. Organized Crime Control Policies Exported Abroad

Margaret Beare and Michael Woodiwiss.

Published online June 2014.

Article. Subjects: organized crime; crime prevention. 12953 words.

To a great extent, international law enforcement has been “Americanized” in recent decades. This essay traces the significant part that the U.S. government’s efforts to establish a global...

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Crime Policies of Small Countries

Claire Hamilton.

Published online June 2014.

Article. Subjects: international and comparative criminology. 8949 words.

This article discusses crime policy in small jurisdictions which to date have been underexamined in the criminological literature. In Section I, arguments concerning the dynamics of...

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Cybercrime

Thomas J. Holt and Adam M. Bossler.

Published online June 2014.

Article. Subjects: transnational crime. 11901 words.

Criminological research exploring the phenomena of cybercrime and technology-enabled offending has increased dramatically over the last two decades, examining changes in offender behavior,...

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The Oxford Handbook of Ethnicity, Crime, and Immigration

Edited by Sandra Bucerius and Michael Tonry.

January 2014; published online April 2014.

Book. Subjects: criminology and criminal justice. 960 pages.

The interrelationships among race, ethnicity, and crime have long been the subject of extensive research and considerable debate. Crime problems and disorder have often been attributed to...

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The Oxford Handbook of Police and Policing

Edited by Michael D. Reisig and Robert J. Kane.

April 2014; published online April 2014.

Book. Subjects: criminology and criminal justice. 672 pages.

This handbook shows how local police organizations in the United States have been the focus of reform efforts, especially due to a new crisis in the policing environment—terrorism. The...

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The Italian Mafia

Letizia Paoli.

Published online May 2014.

Article. Subjects: organized crime; international and comparative criminology; criminology and criminal justice. 10150 words.

Unlike most other developed countries, Italy hosts a few, large-scale, century-old criminal organizations that not only engage in profit-making criminal activities but also exercise...

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Organized Crime Control in the United States of America

James B. Jacobs and Elizabeth A. Dondlinger Wyman.

Published online September 2013.

Article. Subjects: organized crime. 7078 words.

This essay explains the success that the United States has had in dismantling the Italian-American Mafia or Cosa Nostra (LCN) crime families. Most important is the FBI’s determination to...

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Arms Trafficking

Andrew Feinstein and Paul Holden.

Published online December 2013.

Article. Subjects: organized crime. 7627 words.

This essay provides a brief overview of arms trafficking, its participants and enabling partners, and the prospects of a reduction in arms trafficking through various legal mechanisms. It...

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The Rise and Extinction of the Russian Mafia

Vadim Volkov.

Published online December 2013.

Article. Subjects: organized crime. 8090 words.

The article addresses two equally challenging issues concerning the Russian organized crime in the 1990s: the causes of its explosive growth and the causes of its rather swift extinction in...

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