This series will publish theoretically significant books in two primary areas. One is the political economy of organized crime and criminality whether at the transnational, national, regional or local levels (focus on financial crime, political corruption, environmental crime and the expropriation of resources from developing nations). The other is human rights violations particularly in Third World countries. Manuscripts that cover either historical or contemporary issues of the above, utilizing qualitative methodologies, are equally welcome. In addition, we are particularly interested in publishing the work of sophisticated junior scholars.