Summary: For courses in Introduction to Organized Crime.
Dispelling current myths regarding organized crime, Lyman and Potter's fourth edition reveals a truer picture of organized crime and criminal activity today. Providing scholarly treatment and a social perspective, the authors explore the concept of organized crime, the historical foundation for its evolution and development, and the current status of criminal groups in today's society. Offering timely and respe ...show morected research, this edition includes a thorough examination of drug trafficking, new sections on emerging organized crime groups, updated case studies, more coverage international groups, updated statistics, graphics and more! ...show less