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Transnational Organized Crime
An Overview from Six Continents

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May 2013 | 224 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This unique text explores the expansive topic of transnational organized crime, incorporating expert perspectives found throughout the world’s six inhabited continents: North America, Central and South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Oceania. Editors Jay S. Albanese and Philip L. Reichel gather the knowledge and expertise of numerous authors, researchers, and practitioners in this field who are either native to each world region, have extensively travelled and worked there, or are recognized scholars for those regions. Through this text, readers will begin to understand the geographic, cultural, and regional similarities and differences underying the common threat of transnational organized crime, as well as how to address the global expansion of organized crime today.
 
Introduction
Jan van Dijk and Toine Spapens
Chapter 1. Transnational Organized Crime Networks Across the World
James O. Finckenauer and Jay Albanese
Chapter 2. Transnational Organized Crime in North America
Mary Fran T. Malone and Christine B. Malone-Rowe
Chapter 3. Transnational Organized Crime in Latin America
Klaus von Lampe
Chapter 4. Transnational Organized Crime in Europe
Mark Shaw
Chapter 5. Transnational Organized Crime in Africa
Richard H. Ward and Daniel J. Mabrey
Chapter 6. Transnational Organized Crime in Asia and the Middle East
Roderic Broadhurst, Mark Lauchs, and Sally Lohrisch
Chapter 7. Transnational Organized Crime Oceania
Gus Martin
Chapter 8. Terrorism and Transnational Organized Crime
 
Index
 
About the Editors
 
About the Contributors

A very good overview for the introduction of transnational crime. A nicely designed publication, easy to follow and the lay out is smooth.

Professor Todd Douglas Hand
Law, Unity College In Maine
December 3, 2018

The theoretical framework is accessible and the chapters on each region are extremely helpful. The regional case studies ' material are paramount to understanding the transnational character of the problem and the required responses. Highly recommended for undergraduate and post-graduate students who want to be up-to-date with one of the most serious security concerns of the twenty first century.

Dr Alexandra Dias
Political Studies, New University of Lisbon
March 4, 2015

An excellent resource, this book provides a clear and concise collection of international perspectives. This is an important book which vividly illuminates to the reader the cultural and regional composition of transnational threats.

Miss Emma Conduct
School of Applied Social Science, Brighton University
August 14, 2014

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Jay S. Albanese

Jay S. Albanese is a professor and criminologist in the Wilder School of Government & Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He was the first Ph.D. graduate from the School of Criminal Justice at Rutgers University. Dr. Albanese served as Chief of the International Center at the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), the research arm of the U.S. Department of Justice for four years, while on loan from VCU. In this capacity, he was responsible for development of transnational crime and justice research projects, and coordination with United Nations efforts in these areas. Dr. Albanese has written and edited 15 books, 65... More About Author

Philip L. Reichel

Philip L. Reichel earned his Ph.D. in sociology from Kansas State University and is currently Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of Northern Colorado. He is the author of Comparative Criminal Justice Systems: A Topical Approach (6th ed., 2013), co-author of Corrections (2013), and co-editor of Human Trafficking: Exploring the International Nature, Concerns, and Complexities (2012). Dr. Reichel has also authored or co-authored more than 30 articles, book chapters, and encyclopedia entries. He has lectured at universities in Austria, Germany, and Poland; participated in a panel for the United Nations University; was a presenter... More About Author

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