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TitleIllicit Markets, Organized Crime, and Global Security [electronic resource] / by Hanna Samir Kassab, Jonathan D. Rosen
ImprintCham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019
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Descript XI, 198 p. 17 illus., 15 illus. in color. online resource


This book explains the existence of illicit markets throughout human history and provides recommendations to governments. Organized criminal networks increased in strength after the enforcement of prohibition, eventually challenging the authority of the state and its institutions through corruption and violence. Criminal networks now organize under cyber-infrastructure, what we call the Deep or Dark Web. The authors analyze how illicit markets come together, issues of destabilization and international security, the effect of legitimate enterprises crowded out of developing countries, and ultimately, illicit markets' cost to human life. Hanna Samir Kassab is Visiting Assistant Professor at Northern Michigan University, USA. Jonathan D. Rosen is Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at Holy Family University, USA


1. Introduction -- 2. Illicit Markets: A Short Historical Summary -- 3. Illicit Superstructures: Banking, Middlemen, and Transport -- 4. Organized Crime and Drug Trafficking in the Americas: Trends and Challenges -- 5. General Trends in Drug Trafficking and Organized Crime on a Global Scale -- 6. Human and Organ Trafficking -- 7. Arms Trafficking: Small Arms and WMDs -- 8. Illicit Markets and the Internet Age -- 9. Conclusion

Political economy Legislative bodies Security International Crime prevention Organized crime Development economics International Political Economy. Legislative and Executive Politics. International Security Studies. Crime Prevention. Organized Crime. Development Economics.


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