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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.
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Felia Allum is a lecturer in Politics and Italian at the University of Bath, UK where she is also politics section coordinator. Her research interests are organized crime, Italian and European politics. She has published various articles on these topics in English, French and Italian academic journals as well her book, Camorristi, Businessmen and Politicians, the transformation of organized crime in post war Naples (Leeds, Maney Publisher, 2006). She is co-covenor of the ECPR standing group on organised crime and a founding associate editor of the Journal of Global Crime (Routledge). Stan Gilmour is a Detective Chief Inspector with Thames Valley Police, UK, where he is a major crime Senior Investigating Officer and the force's Lead Officer for kidnap and extortion investigations. His research interests are focused on policing and include the role of trust, equality, and fairness in service delivery, and on examining the policing response to organized criminals. He has published articles on these topics in academic journals.
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