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Title Transnational crime in the Americas : an inter-American dialogue book / Tom Farer, editor.

Published New York ; London : Routledge, 1999.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  364.135097 TRAN    AVAILABLE
Physical description xvi, 311 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Acknowledgments / Tom Farer -- Preface / Michael Shifter -- Introduction / Tom Farer -- 1. Transnational Organized Crime: An Overview / Rensselaer W. Lee III -- 2. International Organized Crime, National Security, and the "Market State" / Gregory F. Treverton -- 3. Offshore Money / Jack A. Blum -- 4. Smuggling Wars: Law Enforcement and Law Evasion in a Changing World / Peter Andreas -- 5. Transnational Criminal Enterprise: The European Perspective / Elizabeth Joyce -- 6. The Impact of the Illegal Drug Industry on Colombia / Francisco E. Thoumi -- 7. The Decentralization Imperative and Caribbean Criminal Enterprises / Anthony P. Maingot -- 8. Transnational Criminal Organizations in Bolivia / Eduardo A. Gamarra -- 9. Semiorganized International Crime: Drug Trafficking in Mexico / Peter H. Smith -- 10. Bad Business: A Commentary on the Criminology of Organized Crime in the United States / Alan A. Block.
Conclusion: Fighting Transnational Organized Crime: Measures Short of War / Tom Farer.
Summary Organized criminal enterprise penetrates widely and deeply, offecting the performance of private businesses, and national and local governments of all of the Western Hemisphere countries. It poses one of the most significant challenges to security, peace, and democracy in the Americas, and, for that matter, in Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, and other parts of the world.
But what are the principal characteristics of criminal enterprises in the Americas? What impact do they have on governments, societies, and legitimate enterprises both in the Americas and other parts of the world? How high a priority should this be for the United States? How well have past and present government initiatives worked? These are the questions this volume seeks to answer. It also examines offshore financial activity, drug smuggling, and organized crime and identifies a number of ideas legislators should be taking more seriously.
Other author Farer, Tom J.
Subject Transnational crime.
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