Engaging ideas, transforming minds
Engaging ideas, transforming minds
650 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 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.


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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: 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
Index

Stephen Schneider

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


Reviews

"This is a comprehensive treatment of organized crime: its nature, causes, and organization with a good portion of examples and cases from both inside and outside Canada. I found it both interesting and illuminating, especially when discussing some of Canada’s more unique organized crime problems." —Jay S. Albanese, International Criminal Justice Review

“This is one of the few texts that is comprehensive and provides an insightful and well-researched approach to organized crime in Canada. I would recommend this for any undergraduate course on organized crime.”

—Dr. Keiron McConnell, Criminology Department, Kwantlen Polytechnic University

“Readers will learn about the symbiotic and predatory nature of organized crime in Canadian society and the efforts of police and law enforcement to control it. This book goes beyond the headlines to give an encyclopedic account of organized crime in Canada that draws on agency reports, police cases, and news media coverage. Written in clear academic language, it describes how the fight against organized crime in Canada has progressed historically and up to the present day.”

—Dr. James Sheptycki, Professor of Criminology, McLaughlin College, York University

Instructor Resources


Canadian Organized Crime includes the following instructor resources:

  • PowerPoint slides for each chapter
  • Test bank reflecting each chapter

See sample

Student Resources


Canadian Organized Crime Student Resource - Download

Below is a link to a student based-website that includes links to extra chapters on Russian and Eastern European Organized Crime and Latin American Cocaine Trafficking Cartels: http://stephenschneider.ca/student-and-instructor-resources/

General Student Resource - Download