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Arms Trafficking

Andrew Feinstein and Paul Holden.

in The Oxford Handbook of Organized Crime

October 2014; p ublished online December 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice; Organised Crime. 7514 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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A Brief History of the Underworld and Organized Crime, c. 1750–1950

Heather Shore.

in The Oxford Handbook of the History of Crime and Criminal Justice

May 2016; p ublished online July 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice; Organised Crime. 10824 words.

This chapter explores the evolution of concepts and definitions relating to criminal organization since 1750. Terms such as the “underworld,” “organized crime,” and “professional crime”...

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Business as usual

Georgios A. Antonopoulos and Georgios Papanicolaou.

in Organized Crime: A Very Short Introduction

February 2018; p ublished online February 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Organised Crime. 2287 words.

‘Business as usual’ brings together and evaluates the different aspects of organized crime considered so far. The idea that organized crime is a socially constructed phenomenon reflects the...

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The business of organized crime

Georgios A. Antonopoulos and Georgios Papanicolaou.

in Organized Crime: A Very Short Introduction

February 2018; p ublished online February 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Organised Crime. 12311 words.

‘The business of organized crime’ discusses the types of business in which organized crime is involved. Although the discussion is not an exhaustive list of organized criminal activities,...

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Chinese Organized Crime

Ko-lin Chin.

in The Oxford Handbook of Organized Crime

October 2014; p ublished online August 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice; Organised Crime. 6532 words.

The author draws on findings from several empirical research projects in this essay, which presents an overview of the traditional Chinese organized crime groups and the newly established...

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Controlling and preventing organized crime

Georgios A. Antonopoulos and Georgios Papanicolaou.

in Organized Crime: A Very Short Introduction

February 2018; p ublished online February 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Organised Crime. 4016 words.

‘Controlling and preventing organized crime’ discusses the types of policy and law enforcement approaches intended to address organized crime as an issue. The US became the first country to...

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CyberCrime

Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo and Peter Grabosky.

in The Oxford Handbook of Organized Crime

October 2014; p ublished online August 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice; Organised Crime. 7375 words.

This essay considers how information and communications technologies (ICT) are used by organized crime groups. Three categories of groups are identified: traditional organized criminal...

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Drug Markets and Organized Crime

Peter Reuter.

in The Oxford Handbook of Organized Crime

October 2014; p ublished online December 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice; Organised Crime. 10075 words.

This essay examines the variation in relationships between drug market enterprises and organized crime across different levels of the market, countries, and drugs (cocaine, heroin,...

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European Union Organized Crime Control Policies

Cyrille Fijnaut.

in The Oxford Handbook of Organized Crime

October 2014; p ublished online September 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice; Organised Crime. 9695 words.

The European Union’s policy on organized crime evolved over the years from a vague unease about this problem around 1990 into a rather comprehensive and coherent set of strategies and...

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The Fight Against the Italian Mafia

Antonio La Spina.

in The Oxford Handbook of Organized Crime

October 2014; p ublished online December 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice; Organised Crime. 8632 words.

Cosa Nostra, the ˜Ndrangheta, and the Camorra have their headquarters in Italy. In the past 30 years, Italian policies against the Mafia have developed steadily and are now deemed a best...

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