CONTENTS:- 1. Introduction; 2. Transnational Organised Crime; 3. Illicit Firearms Trafficking; 4. People Smuggling; 5. Illicit Trafficking of women; 6. Drug Trafficking; 7. Organised Crime and Terrorism; 8. Women and Organised Crime; 9. Organised Crime in India; 10. United Nations Convention against Transnational Organised Crime.
Organized crime is crime committed by criminal organizations whose existence has continuity over time and across crimes, and that use systematic violence and corruption to facilitate their criminal activities. During the past quarter century, organized crime has become a more complex phenomenon, spreading to less developed and/or more centralized societies previously untouched by it. Today crime groups blend illegality with legitimate business. Major crime groups have rather evolved into complex networks, with activities in many countries, taking advantage of open markets and of governments; different levels of commitment to combat them. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to organized crime. It analyses various types of organized crime and their adverse impact of the society. The diverse legislative and law enforcement efforts to control organized crime are also discussed. While primarily a book for students and scholars, it will be of interest to the educated public also.