The global underworld [electronic resource] : transnational crime and the United States / Donald R. Liddick.
- Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2004.
- International and comparative criminology.
International and comparative criminology
1 online resource (170 p.)
- Transnational crime.
Organized crime -- United States.
Transnational crime -- United States -- Prevention.
- Electronic books.
- Transnational crime is an increasing national security threat to the United States and to individual citizens around the world. Criminal groups both in the United Staes and abroad operate crime cartels that span national boundaries, but in ways that affect all Americans, and wreak havoc on law enforcement organizations as well as businesses and other entities, such as the stock market. More often than not, transnational crime takes the form of organized crime, and in its many forms is responsible for over-priced goods, unsafe products, environmental hazards, corruption of public officials, the
- Contents; Chapter 1 Introduction and Overview; Chapter 2 Principal Transnational Crime Groups Affecting the United States and Canada; Chapter 3 Smuggling, Transnational Theft, and ""Eco-Crime""; Chapter 4 Money Laundering and Other Financial Crimes; Chapter 5 Terrorism and Weapons of Mass Destruction; Chapter 6 Responding to Transnational Organized Crime; Chapter 7 Summary and Conclusion; Notes; Selected Bibliography; Index
- Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -154) and index.
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