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NEW ETHNIC MOBS: The Changing Face of Organized Crime in America Hardcover – March 25, 1996

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Newark [N.J.] Star-Ledger crime reporter Kleinknecht, after reviewing the history of the Italian Mafia and pointing out that notices of its demise are premature, turns his sights on the newcomers to the field. Although his account of the Cosa Nostra doesn't offer many new revelations, it is apparent that he has done his homework on the Chinese, Koreans, Vietnamese, Hispanics, blacks and Russians. He analyzes the strengths and weaknesses of each ethnic group, ranging from the lack of permanent leadership among African-Americans to the career-criminal backgrounds of many Russians and Cubans. He is not optimistic about the future but expresses the hope that some city will try to legalize heroin and cocaine, since law enforcement isn't winning the drug war. An impressive survey. Photos not seen by PW.
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Kleinknecht gives a necessary caveat at the start of his book: his discussion of criminals deals only with a small portion of each ethnic community. No longer is the Mob limited to those of Italian descent; in fact, the proliferation of black, Jewish, Chinese, Latino, Russian, and even Vietnamese gangs lends an air of omnipresence to these mini-Mafias. The new ethnic mobs have been on the rise since about the 1970s, with many of the newer Asian and Cuban gangs grabbing for a piece of the lucrative narcotics pie during the last decade or so. Kleinknecht's hard-nosed prose highlights the gritty world of these mobs and their battles for supremacy with one another and with old-time Mob families, whose traditional stranglehold on organized crime saw its death knell when boss John Gotti was convicted; interestingly, though, Kleinknecht's book points out that a vacuum will always be filled, especially a criminal one. Joe Collins
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Free Press (March 25, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0684822946
  • ISBN-13: 978-0684822945
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 6.5 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #874,001 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is a very well done look into some of the organized criminal organizations that Americans tend to hear less about in the media, compared to the Italian mob. Usually you only hear about the Chinese mafia or Russian mob in action movies, but this book explains how they operate, their traditions, ethnic culture, and their individual crime culture. They explain exactly how each group got it's roots in America. It also links their roots with American foreign policy, like how some of the Vietnamese mob guys were originally hardcore South Vietnamese army guys that the US was working with in Vietnam. It also shows how the drug trade democratized the crime world. But it's also a good book to read if you like reading about how the mafia works, because they really all work the same way, whether you're in the Bloods or Crips, or the Lezgi, or the Yakuza, whatever.
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This book is that ish!, all you need and want too know about mobs,street gangs,and diffrent ethnic mafias,from the Junior Black Mafia,Bloods&Crips, all the way too the Chinese triads dig me.A sure hood banger,even if your from the suburbs.
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