Transnational Crime and the 21st Century : Criminal Enterprise, Corruption, and Opportunity

Jay S Albanese

Transnational 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,.

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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. FEATURES* 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