By Dennis M.P. McCarthy

ISBN-10: 041548796X

ISBN-13: 9780415487962

This ebook is a comparative research of equipped crime teams from 5 varied components of the realm: Europe; North the USA; significant America/South America/Caribbean basin; Africa; and Asia/Western Pacific. every one half comprises case stories and a shorter essay, a vignette. From Europe the case reports concentrate on the Italian mafias and the Russian mafia; the vignette, at the Albanian mafia. From North the USA the case experiences spotlight the united states Mafia and the Mexican drug cartels; the vignette, geared up crime in Canada. From imperative America/South America/Caribbean basin the case reviews be aware of the Colombian drug cartels and gangs of the Caribbean; the vignette, on prepared crime in Cuba. From Africa the case reports learn source wars and Somali piracy; the vignette, kin between overseas medicinal drugs trafficking, equipped crime, and terrorism in North and West Africa. And from Asia/Western Pacific the case reports highlight the chinese language Triads and eastern Yakuza; the vignette, relatives between overseas medications trafficking, geared up crime, and terrorism in Afghanistan. Written in non-specialist language, An monetary heritage of prepared Crime offers an unique evaluate of an important challenge of our instances: the starting to be scourge of world equipped crime. This booklet could be learn with revenue by means of most people, however it additionally has worth for tutorial experts and execs in legislations enforcement.

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Each part has an overview, case studies of particular organized crime groups, and a vignette at the end. Endnotes and a bibliography create opportunities for readers to study topics in greater detail. Part I Europe Europe offers fertile ground for illustrating the proposition that if you have seen one mafia in action, you have not seen them all. Indeed, Europe is the birthplace of the original mafia—the Sicilian Mafia—and many more mafias. There are, for instance, at least five mafias now based in Italy and the “Russian mafia” is an umbrella term that covers many criminal organizations.

Each has, in addition, members from outside the EU. The goal of the Schengen Agreements, enacted in 1985 and 1990 and incorporated into EU law in 1995, is to create a free travel zone among member states While there were actually two Schengen agreements, incorporation into EU law as part of the Treaty of Amsterdam made them one, the Schengen Agreement. 11 As of 2010, twenty-­five EU members and three non-­EU nations adhere completely to the Schengen rules. The crucial relevance of the Schengen rules for organized crime is that a free travel zone makes it easier for all travelers, whatever their motives and lines of work, to move about.

In the language of economics, the Schengen Agreement promotes the mobility of labor and entrepreneurial ability that is both legal and illegal. ”12 The eurozone is, in part, the subset of EU members that have implemented the euro, the single currency of the EU. The euro is an example of currency simplification, which involves making a single set of paper notes and coins legal tender for a group of countries or even one political entity. It has enormous economic benefits in terms of reducing the costs and uncertainties associated with exchange.

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