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Canadian Organized Crime
An introductory examination of the major crime groups in Canada, this text presents contemporary case studies and criminal justice policies to access 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.
Table of Contents
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: 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?