Angels, Mobsters and Narco-Terrorists: The Rising Menace of Global Criminal Empires

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Angels, Mobsters and Narco-Terrorists: The Rising Menace of Global Criminal Empires

In this ground-breaking book, Antonio Nicaso, an internationally renowned expert on organized crime groups, and Lee Lamothe, a veteran investigative journalist specializing in criminal conspiracies, present solid evidence of how established organized crime groups — such as the Mafia and the Triads — have changed their tactics and allegiances to protect their interests against the rise of violent and power-hungry gangs from Albania, Mexico, and Russia.

Angels, Mobsters, & Narco-Terrorists reveals how, due to their shared border, the USA and Canada have become prime targets for criminal groups that engage in money laundering and prostitution rings, and trafficking in human cargo, narcotics, and arms. On the international scene, state-sanctioned crime is thriving on heroin profits and cyber crime is emerging as a very lucrative and baffling activity to investigate and shut down.

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Handbook of Transnational Crime and Justice: Special Offer Edition

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Handbook of Transnational Crime and Justice: Special Offer Edition

In the Handbook of Transnational Crime and Justice, editor Philip Reichel has brought together renowned scholars from around the world to offer various perspectives providing global coverage of the increasingly transnational nature of crime and the attempts to provide cooperative cross-national responses. This volume not only has a comprehensive introduction to the topic of transnational crime but also provides specific examples such as international terrorism, drug trafficking, and money laundering to illustrate this ever expanding phenomenon. The Handbook also examines cross-national and international efforts by police, courts, international agencies, and correctional authorities to deal with transnational crime. Part IV concludes the book by addressing emerging issues in transnational crime and justice with particular attention given to transnational organized crime in all regions of the world.

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What qualifies as a hate crime and why are they so difficult to prove?

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What qualifies as a hate crime and why are they so difficult to prove?

On March 31, a White man allegedly threw rocks at an Asian American woman’s car in Orange County, Calif. He was charged with a hate crime.

A few days later, in Riverside, Calif., Ke Chieh Meng was stabbed to death while walking her dog. The woman accused of stabbing her was not charged with a hate crime, but the victim’s family wonders whether she was targeted because of her race. What makes one incident a hate crime and the other not? It’s a perplexing question for victims’ families and allies

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Financing Border Wars

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Financing Border Wars

The border industry, its financiers and human rights.

This report seeks to explore and highlight the extent of today’s global border security industry, by focusing on the most important geographical markets—Australia, Europe, USA—listing the human rights violations and risks involved in each sector of the industry, profiling important corporate players and putting a spotlight on the key investors in each company.

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There is a migrant crisis, but where and why?

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There is a migrant crisis, but where and why?

Much ink and hot air has been expended over the past several weeks about whether or not there is a “crisis” on the U.S.-Mexico border, caused by a big spike in the number of migrants and asylum-seekers arriving there since the change in U.S. administrations.

The tone of the Republican versus Democrat argument often takes on a semantic character.  In the opinion of this writer, there is indeed a major crisis, but it is not new; rather it is rooted in the way U.S. imperialism has interacted with the nations and peoples of Central America and the Caribbean for well over a century.

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Global Outlaws: Crime, Money, and Power in the Contemporary World (Volume 16) (California Series in Public Anthropology)

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Global Outlaws: Crime, Money, and Power in the Contemporary World (Volume 16) (California Series in Public Anthropology)

Carolyn Nordstrom explores the pathways of global crime in this stunning work of anthropology that has the power to change the way we think about the world. To write this book, she spent three years traveling to hot spots in Africa, Europe, Asia, and the United States investigating the dynamics of illegal trade around the world―from blood diamonds and arms to pharmaceuticals, exotica, and staples like food and oil. Global Outlaws peels away the layers of a vast economy that extends from a war orphan in Angola selling Marlboros on the street to powerful transnational networks reaching across continents and oceans.

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The Policing of Transnational Protest (New Advances in Crime and Social Harm)

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The Policing of Transnational Protest (New Advances in Crime and Social Harm)

Having long been a neglected issue, the policing of protest began to attract considerable attention in the 1990s, climaxing in the events in Seattle of 1999. These protests and the changing political climate since September 11, 2001 mean that a new cycle of protest is challenging the concept of law and order and civil liberties. This book examines how new policing styles are developing using case studies from North America and Europe. The volume brings together researchers from a number of disciplines – sociology, criminology, political science and mass communication – who focus on new forms of political protest, policing and public order.

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Illicit: How Smugglers, Traffickers, and Copycats are Hijacking the Global Economy

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Illicit: How Smugglers, Traffickers, and Copycats are Hijacking the Global Economy

A groundbreaking investigation of how illicit commerce is changing the world by transforming economies, reshaping politics, and capturing governments.In this fascinating and comprehensive examination of the underside of globalization, Moises Naím illuminates the struggle between traffickers and the hamstrung bureaucracies trying to control them.

From illegal migrants to drugs to weapons to laundered money to counterfeit goods, the black market produces enormous profits that are reinvested to create new businesses, enable terrorists, and even to take over governments. Naím reveals the inner workings of these amazingly efficient international organizations and shows why it is so hard — and so necessary to contain them. Riveting and deeply informed, Illicit will change how you see the world around you.

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Policing the Globe: Criminalization and Crime Control in International Relations

In this illuminating history that spans past campaigns against piracy and slavery to contemporary campaigns against drug trafficking and transnational terrorism, Peter Andreas and Ethan Nadelmann explain how and why prohibitions and policing practices increasingly extend across borders. The
internationalization of crime control is too often described as simply a natural and predictable response to the growth of transnational crime in an age of globalization.

Andreas and Nadelmann challenge this conventional view as at best incomplete and at worst misleading. The internationalization of
policing, they demonstrate, primarily reflects ambitious efforts by generations of western powers to export their own definitions of “crime,” not just for political and economic gain but also in an attempt to promote their own morals to other parts of the world.

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Cybercrime: The Investigation, Prosecution and Defense of a Computer-Related Crime

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Cybercrime: The Investigation, Prosecution and Defense of a Computer-Related Crime

As computer technology grows increasingly complex, so does computer crime. In this book, Clifford leads a team of nationally known experts in cybercrime (gathered from the diverse fields of academia, private and governmental practice) to unfold the legal mysteries of computer crime. The book explores the variety of crimes that involve computer technology, and provides essential details on procedural and tactical issues associated with the prosecution and defense of a cybercrime. Its insightful writing will be of great interest to criminal prosecution and defense attorneys, law enforcement officers, and students of computer or modern criminal law. Cybercrime includes the contributions of six authors chosen for their proficiency and experience in cybercrime cases. Professor Susan Brenner is a nationally recognized expert in computer-based criminal conduct.

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