Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Henk van de Bunt, Dina Siegel
    Pages 3-5
  3. Menachem Amir
    Pages 19-23
  4. Frank Bovenkerk
    Pages 45-50
  5. Dina Siegel
    Pages 51-62
  6. Emil W. Pływaczewski
    Pages 63-72
  7. Edward Kleemans, H.G. van de Bunt
    Pages 97-104
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 193-201

About this book


In the current processes of political, economic and cultural changes serious cross-border forms of organized crime receive unprecedented attention as spectacular global media events, as 'threats' of all sorts, and as priority targets of criminal policy and political agendas. Most books on 'global organized crime' focus on one particular region, topic or event, and are written from one specific theoretical and disciplinary framework.
The renowned scholars who have contributed to this volume present up-to-date expertise on regions as distant and different as Russia, Colombia, the Netherlands, Israel, Peru and Britain. They tackle phenomena such as international drug trafficking, alien and women smuggling, terrorism, East European organized crime and financial crimes. They show not only how these issues are interrelated, but also the way in which they interact with social, economic and political legitimate structures. The contributors critically question the policies and strategies currently pursued. They explore different theoretical arguments from the perspective of their own disciplines, which include economics, criminology, political science and anthropology.


Crime Crime Pattern Criminology Mafia Nation Transnational drugs

Editors and affiliations

  • Dina Siegel
    • 1
  • Henk van de Bunt
    • 2
  • Damián Zaitch
    • 3
  1. 1.Center for Information and Research on Organized Crime (CIROC) and Free University AmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Center for Information and Research on Organized Crime (CIROC) and Free University Amsterdam/Erasmus University RotterdamThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Center for Information and Research on Organized Crime (CIROC) and Erasmus University RotterdamThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-1818-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-0985-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1571-5493
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