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Modalities of Organized Crime Phenomena

  • Serguei Cheloukhine
  • M. R. Haberfeld
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Abstract

It would be immensely difficult to frame the explanations of Organized Corruption Networks (OCNs), the way they are presented in this book without placing them within the context of theories, discussions, and questions posited by scholars of the organized crime phenomenon. As with many other definitions within the social sciences, there is a myriad of definitions that offer very few, if any, practical explanations that could benefit the law enforcement community in their quest to counter this type of criminality. The lack of agreed upon definition from the sociological standpoint is not as detrimental to the war on organized crime as the fact that the existing legal definitions also suffer from the lack of consistency.

Keywords

Organize Crime Criminal Activity Social Learning Theory Criminal Organization Criminal Group 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.John Jay College of Criminal JusticeCity University of New YorkNew YorkUSA

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