Organized crime has been ingrained, and often glorified, in the global cultural lexicon for hundreds of years, but Dave Courvoisier's spirited and captivating reading of James O. Finckenauer’s primer on organized crime and how its influence has reached, and continues to reach, into all spheres of life in every corner of the world, from the streets of New York City to the poppy fields of Afghanistan, provides a thorough, warts-and-all examination of this widespread phenomenon that is both highly listenable and genuinely revelatory.
Inhumanely cruel and irresistibly cool, the Mafia has always captured the darker side of the imagination. But just what is the Mafia, how does it operate, and what can be done to combat it? In this dramatic and informative audiobook, James Finckenauer rejects the Mafia mystique and explores the sinister reality lurking beneath the romanticised surface.
Demonstrating that the Mafia is a multi-faceted and complex phenomenon, he argues that it destabilises society on a global scale through its control of criminal markets, violence, and corruption. Mafia and Organised Crimeis indispensable for anyone intrigued with or alarmed by this widely misunderstood phenomenon.
©2007 James O. Finckenauer (P)2012 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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