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Organized Crime (4th Edition) Hardcover – August 11, 2006

ISBN-13: 978-0131730366 ISBN-10: 0131730363 Edition: 4th

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall; 4 edition (August 11, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0131730363
  • ISBN-13: 978-0131730366
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 0.9 x 10.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #696,666 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

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"I would classify this book as one of the best, if not the best organized crime textbook on the market. It is very readable, straightforward, and presents the material in a sound way." — Kenneth L. Mullen, Appalachian State University

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This text provides a comprehensive overview of organized crime -- its definition, theories that explain it, its businesses, history, participants (both domestic and foreign groups), political and corporate alliances, and methods for controlling it. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Customer Reviews

I had Dr. Lyman in a class and I think he wrote a good book.
Virginia Red
Both the authors appear very knowledgable in this subject and they continue to add current information into their newer additions.
Christopher Cooper
I was very please with the condition that the text was in once I received it, as for a used book the condition was flawless.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Christopher Cooper on June 30, 2000
Format: Hardcover
This book is a good introduction to a difficult topic. The authors don't focus on just the traditional "Costra Nostra" topics that many authors fall prey too. The authors carefully blend National and International Organized Crime (OC)Groups, Theories of OC and methods for controling the spread and growth of the groups.
The book is written in a textbook fashion and the authors provide keywords at the end of each chapter to assit the student in learning the main points of each chapter.
Both the authors appear very knowledgable in this subject and they continue to add current information into their newer additions.
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By Megan on June 10, 2013
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I bought this book for one of my criminal justice classes, it met all of my expectations and came in a short amount of time. I was very surprised to learn the contents of this book. This is a great read:)
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By James M. Williams on March 16, 2013
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I was able to accomplish my goal of finishing my class and all of the material in the book was very accurate.
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By buyer93 on May 9, 2012
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got it on time and in great shape. I'm well pleased with this product. i got it cheaper on here in new condition than in old condition at my school! thats smart shopping
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By Gracie on February 8, 2011
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Organized Crime is a really informative book, it offers a lot of information about various criminal organizations..not just Italian Maffia, but Russian, Irish, Jewish. The information is great becaus it is expanding my knowledge base of criminal organizations and their capabilities.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Richard N. Holden on September 28, 2005
Format: Hardcover
As with most books on organized crime, this is a textbook. It is, in my opinion, the best textbook on this topic available. I have taught organized crime at the university level for a number of years now and have looked at a wide variety of textbooks. This book is superior to the others in a number of ways. First, it is comprehensive. There is a tendency of some authors to become infatuated with the Italian Mafia to the exclusion of all else. That does not happen with Lyman and Potter. Second, it is balanced-the authors differentiate between myths and facts concerning organized crime, something often missing in other books. Finally, the authors include both theoretical explanations of organized crime and linkages between OC, government, and honest citizens. The fact that organized crime cannot exist without the connivance of government and the public is critical to understanding the existence and success of criminal enterprises and is often ignored by authors. This relationship is a major theme of this text; one that sets it above other books.
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The book arrived in a very fast manner, however there was some mild water damage on the top of the book and a nice size rip on the binding. Now what I expect from a "new" book.
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