Rethinking Organised Crime

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Rethinking Organised Crime

9781802206227 Edward Elgar Publishing
Leslie Holmes, Professor Emeritus of Political Science, University of Melbourne, Australia, Recurrent Visiting Professor, People''s University, Beijing, China and Former Recurrent Visiting Professor, University of Bologna, Italy and Graduate School for Social Research, Warsaw, Poland
Publication Date: May 2024 ISBN: 978 1 80220 622 7 Extent: c 282 pp
A complex phenomenon which has undergone significant changes in the past forty years, Leslie Holmes argues that organised crime is in need of re-conceptualisation. This innovative book navigates the evolution of this issue to grasp its full scope in the twenty-first century.

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A complex phenomenon which has undergone significant changes in the past forty years, Leslie Holmes argues that organised crime is in need of re-conceptualisation. This innovative book navigates the evolution of this issue to grasp its full scope in the twenty-first century.

Critically analysing existing theories, Holmes provides a detailed explanation as to why we need to rethink organised crime, tracking changes such as the demographic of organised criminals, the increasing role of technology and crime’s move into the legitimate economy. The book details the major types of contemporary organised crime, both online and offline, and how they overlap with other forms of criminality, including white-collar crime, state crime, police criminality and terrorism. Finally, Holmes examines the major agencies involved in combating this issue, the methods they use and the extensive problems they encounter.

Campaigning for a broader way of theorising organised crime, this book is vital for students and scholars of criminology, political science and security studies. Its practical applications also make it a valuable read for practitioners involved in combating organised crime, including those working in law enforcement and legislation.
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‘An invaluable overview of the nature of organised crime and its overlaps with state crimes, white-collar crime, terrorism, cybercrime, and police corruption. This innovative book discusses new and emerging forms of organised crime, exploring theories of organised crime causation and alternative prevention responses to it.’
– Jay Albanese, Virginia Commonwealth University, US

‘Lest one think that organised crime does not require yet another “rethinking”, Leslie Holmes here provides a compelling argument – in fact, 19 compelling arguments as to why rethinking is indeed necessary, and is critically important to academics and scholars, as well as to practitioners and policy makers. Two points especially caught my attention – the blurred distinction between what is legal and illegal; and the Robin Hood role of some organised crime groups.’
– Jim Finckenauer, Rutgers University, US


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Contents:
1 Introduction to Rethinking Organised Crime
2 Cybercrime
3 Other new and growing areas of organised crime activity
4 White-collar crime and organised crime
5 The state and organised crime
6 The police and organised crime
7 Terrorism and organised crime
8 Organised crime and the legitimate sector
9 New and not so new theories and other explanations of
organised crime
10 Old and new ways of combating organised crime
11 Conclusions
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