International Law and Transnational Organized Crime
Call Number: 343.9 I617 [16-09-2300051076]
Publication Date: 2016-09-07
Since the end of the Cold War, states have become increasingly engaged in the suppression of transnational organized crime. The existence of the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime and its Protocols demonstrates the necessity to comprehend this subject in a systematic way.Synthesizing the various sources of law that form this area of growing academic and practical importance, International Law and Transnational Organized Crime provides readers with a thorough understanding of the key concepts and legal instruments in international law governing transnationalorganized crime. The volume analyses transnational organized crime in consideration of the most relevant subareas of international law, such as international human rights and the law of armed conflict. Written by internationally recognized scholars in international and criminal law as well as respected high-levelpractitioners, this book is a useful tool for lawyers, public agents, and academics seeking straightforward and comprehensive access to a complex and significant topic.
Routledge International Handbook of the Crimes of the Powerful
Call Number: 343.352 R68 
Publication Date: 2015-06-24
Across the world, most people are well aware of ordinary criminal harms to person and property. Often committed by the powerless and poor, these individualized crimes are catalogued in the statistics collected annually by the FBI and by similar agencies in other developed nations. In contrast, the more harmful and systemic forms of injury to person and property committed by powerful and wealthy individuals, groups, and national states are neither calculated by governmental agencies nor annually reported by the mass media. As a result, most citizens of the world are unaware of the routinized "crimes of the powerful", even though they are more likely to experience harms and injuries from these types of organized offenses than they are from the atomized offenses of the powerless. Research on the crimes of the powerful brings together several areas of criminological focus, involving organizational and institutional networks of powerful people that commit crimes against workers, marketplaces, taxpayers and the;political systems, as well as acts of torture, terrorism, and genocide. This international handbook offers a comprehensive, authoritative and structural synthesis of these interrelated topics of criminological concern. It also explains why the crimes of the powerful are so difficult to control.
Drug Trafficking, Organized Crime, and Violence in the Americas Today
Call Number: 343.575(7+8) D78 
Publication Date: 2015-06-23
In 1971, Richard Nixon declared a war on drugs. Despite foreign policy efforts and attempts to combat supply lines, the United States has been for decades, and remains today, the largest single consumer market for illicit drugs on the planet. In this volume, Bruce Bagley and Jonathan Rosen illustrate that the war on drugs has been ineffective at best and, at worst, has been highly detrimental to countries throughout the region. They present a clear picture of drug trafficking and its role in organized crime while discussing the major trends of the war on drugs in the twentyfirst century, as well as its future. With this comprehensive overview, Bagley and Rosen develop a framework for understanding the limits and liabilities in the U.S.-championed war on drugs throughout the Americas.
The Oxford Handbook of Organized Crime
Call Number: 343.9.02 P365 [16-11-2300057526]
Publication Date: 2014-10-24
The Oxford Handbook of Organized Crime provides an informed, authoritative, and comprehensive overview of current knowledge about the nature and effects of the principal forms of organized crime, as well as the type and effectiveness of efforts to prevent and control them. Reflecting the transnational dimensions of criminal organizations and their activities, and the growing role of international organizations reacting to organized crime, The Handbook takes a global perspective with first-rate contributions from around the world covering the main regions and countriesin which organized crime activity is at its greatest.
Human Dimensions in Organised Crime, Money Laundering and Corruption
Call Number: 343.9.024:336.7 V36 
Publication Date: 2013-04-15
Organized crime, whether or not in its transnational manifestation, is usually depicted in huge threatening dimensions. However, despite this sometimes superhuman representation, one should not forget that we are dealing with a human phenomenon and, therefore, should not lose sight of the corresponding human dimensions. This human dimension also concerns related phenomena, such as money laundering and corruption. This representation forces itself upon us when we look back at the threat images that have been put forward by the authorities, as well as the media, in the past decades. What threats have come true since, say, 1970 or 1980? We still observe the same (criminal) 'business as usual,' together with the alleged accumulation of huge amounts of criminally-influence money. However, these threat images are mainly presented from an 'underworld gaze,' directed at the criminal exploits of hoodlums and thugs 'under' the 'civilized' society and often viewed as coming from abroad. Meanwhile, the criminal (underworld) markets have not faltered.
Routledge Handbook of Transnational Organized Crime
Publication Date: 2011-12-05
This handbook attempts to re-draw the balance, by providing a fresh and interdisciplinary overview of the problems which TOC 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 TOC and then moves on to discuss the impact, governance and reactions of governments and their agencies, before looking to the future of TOC, 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.