Transnational Crime and the 21st Century
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DescriptionTransnational crime is to the early twenty-first century what city gangs and Al Capone were to the early twentieth century. In Transnational Crime and the 21st Century: Criminal Enterprise, Corruption, and Opportunity, noted criminologist Jay S. Albanese uses case studies, interviews, and the most up-to-date research to explore the connections between transnational crime and organized crime. A concise and affordable supplement for courses in comparative, international, and organized crime, this provocative text offers students a solid basis for understanding the nature of transnational crime.
* Uses clear, straightforward language, making the text accessible to students of all levels
* Categorizes crimes by type (rather than by topic) in order to help students better grasp the interrelationships between transnational and organized crime
* Examines the nine most serious forms of transnational crime: drug trafficking, stolen property, counterfeiting, human trafficking, fraud and cybercrime, commercialized sex, extortion and racketeering, money laundering, and corruption
* Proposes concrete solutions for preventing organized crime syndicates and networks
* Takes a systematic approach to risk assessment, delving into the factors that generate illicit markets and allow criminals to be successful
About the Author(s)
Jay S. Albanese is a criminologist and professor in the Wilder School of Government & Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University. He is the 2011 recipient of the Gerhard Mueller Award from the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences International Section for outstanding contributions to comparative and international criminal justice.