Canadian scholars
Engaging ideas, transforming minds
Engaging ideas, transforming minds
Coc front cover approved web
Canadian Scholars’ Press
Approx. 600 pages
6.75 x 9.75 inches
December 2017
Print ISBN: 9781773380247
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Overview

An introductory examination of the major crime groups in Canada, this text presents contemporary case studies and criminal justice policies to assess which enforcement strategies are best suited to control organized crime. By implementing historical, descriptive, conceptual, and theoretical perspectives throughout, Stephen Schneider provides readers with a broad understanding of the social, political, and economic forces that lead to the continued existence of organized criminal activities. Canadian Organized Crime covers topics in racketeering, drug trafficking, violence and intimidation, money laundering, and intelligence. This widely informative text will appeal to students in criminology, sociology, political science, and law and justice programs as well as to criminal justice professionals and readers interested in organized crime literature.

Features

  • each chapter includes review questions, exercises, lists of key concepts, and suggestions for further reading
  • students will have access to online interactive exercises developed by the author, and online chat rooms where they can participate in discussions with criminal justice experts


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Table of Contents

Preface


PART I: INTRODUCTION TO ORGANIZED CRIME IN CANADA: A HISTORICAL, EMPIRICAL, AND THEORETICAL OVERVIEW

Chapter 1: A Brief History of Organized Crime in Canada

Chapter 2: Defining and Conceptualizing Organized Crime

Chapter 3: Describing Organized Crime: Identifying and Classifying Dominant Characteristics

Chapter 4: Theories of Organized Crime


PART II: ORGANIZED CRIME GENRES

Chapter 5: Italian Organized Crime

Chapter 6: Chinese Organized Crime

Chapter 7: English- and French-Canadian Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs

Chapter 8: Other Organized Crime Genres in Canada


PART III: ORGANIZED CRIMINAL ACTIVITIES

Chapter 9: Conceptualizing Organized Criminal Activities – A Description and Analysis of Predatory Crimes

Chapter 10: Consensual Crimes

Chapter 11: Drug Trafficking


PART IV: CONTROLLING ORGANIZED CRIME

Chapter 12: Organized Crime Control in Theory: Theoretical Overview, Concepts, Objectives, and Strategies

Chapter 13: Organized Crime Control in Practice: Criminal Law and Enforcement Agencies in Canada


Conclusion: Is There a Distinctively Canadian Version of Organized Crime?

References

Stephen Schneider

Stephen Schneider is an Associate Professor and Coordinator of the Criminology Graduate Program at St. Mary’s University.


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