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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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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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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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Finance-Oriented Strategies of Organized Crime Control

Michael Kilchling.

in The Oxford Handbook of Organized Crime

October 2014; p ublished online December 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice; Organised Crime. 9178 words.

The essay provides an analysis of financial strategies of organized crime control, including their development from a traditional, vaguely moral concept (“crime should not pay”) to a...

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Gangs Another Form of Organized Crime?

Scott H. Decker and David C. Pyrooz.

in The Oxford Handbook of Organized Crime

October 2014; p ublished online August 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice; Organised Crime. 8499 words.

This essay places gangs in the broader context of organized criminal groups, including transnational organized crime, drug smuggling networks, human trafficking operations, and terrorist...

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How to Research Organized Crime

Dick Hobbs and Georgios A. Antonopoulos.

in The Oxford Handbook of Organized Crime

October 2014; p ublished online December 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice; Organised Crime. 10306 words.

Despite the challenges, the study of organized crime has developed rapidly in the past 20 years in both quantitative and qualitative terms. The purpose of this essay is to provide an...

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