Routledge handbook of transnational organized crime

Felia Allum, Stan Gilmour

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Transnational organized crime crosses borders, challenges States, exploits individuals, pursues profit, wrecks economies, destroys civil society, and ultimately weakens global democracy. It is a phenomenon that is all too often misunderstood and misrepresented. This handbook attempts to redress the balance, by providing a fresh and interdisciplinary overview of the problems which transnational organized crime represents. The innovative aspect of this handbook is not only its interdisciplinary nature but also the dialogue between international academics and practitioners that it presents. The handbook seeks to provide the definitive overview of transnational organized crime, including contributions from leading international scholars as well as emerging researchers. The work starts by examining the origins, concepts, contagion and evolution of transnational organized crime and then moves on to discuss the impact, governance and reactions of governments and their agencies, before looking to the future of transnational organized crime, and how the State will seek to respond. Providing a cutting edge survey of the discipline, this work will be essential reading for all those with an interest in this dangerous phenomenon.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages549
ISBN (Electronic)9780203698341
ISBN (Print)9780415579797
Publication statusPublished - 15 Mar 2012

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Publisher Copyright:
© 2012 Selection and editorial matter, Felia Allum and Stan Gilmour; individual chapters, the contributors. All rights reserved.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)


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