Beyond the Mafia: Organized Crime in the Americas
Mahan, Sue (ed.)
with Katherine O'Neil
Thousand Oaks: Sage publications, 1998
Subject, Methods, Database:
An anthology contains sections from journalistic and academic books on non-traditional organized crime.
Marshall B. Clinard, in a chapter from Corporate Corruption, discusses the Union Carbide plant incident in Bhopal, India. Wilbur R. Miller, in a chapter from Revenuers and Moonshiners, describes the life of Appalachian moonshiners in the late 19th Century. Ko-lin Chin, in a chapter from Chinatown Gangs, examines membership and structure of Chinese youth gangs in New York. David Kaplan and Alec Dubro, in a chapter from Yakuza, assess the activities of Japanese criminals in the United States. Maria Jimena Duzan, in a chapter from Death Beat, portrays professional killers in the slums of Medellin, Columbia. Alex Kotlowitz, in a chapter from There Are No Children Here, traces the careers of gang members in a housing project in Chicago. Daniel R. Wolf, in a chapter from The Rebels, analyzes the role of women in outlaw-motorcycle gangs. William Kleinknecht, in a chapter from The New Ethnic Mobs, describes Russian emigre crime networks in the U.S. R. Theodore Davidson, in a chapter from Chicano Prisoners, examines the history and structure of the Chicano prison gang formerly called "Baby Mafia". Frank Browning and John Gerassi, in a chapter from The American Way of Crime, recount the history of pirates during colonial times. Sue Mahan provides comments and concluding remarks.
A somewhat arbitrary selection of material that was taken out ouf context and does not quite fit together with regard to the diversity of topics, methodologies and theoretical frames of reference.
A compilation of more or less informative text fragments which do not gain anything from being assembled in one volume.
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