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Illicit Trafficking: A Reference Handbook / Edition 1

Illicit Trafficking: A Reference Handbook / Edition 1


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A detailed survey of a growing scourge of the global economy—the smuggling of people, materials, and money.

Smuggling used to be a family business. Today it is big business. Illicit Trafficking: A Reference Handbook offers a thorough introduction to the problems of illegal trafficking that have emerged from and been intensified by globalization. This title provides an examination of how criminal enterprises have exploited opportunities to enrich themselves and broadened their involvement in many areas of illegal trafficking while compromising or evading legal authorities.

The coverage includes a brief history of illicit trafficking, analyzes current problems, and examines local and global containment policies such as Presidential Decision Directive 42. It also explores key international agreements on money laundering, bank secrecy laws, extradition treaties, and technologies that have exploited legitimate business opportunities to enrich their profits while compromising or evading legal authorities.

• Entries include transnational organized criminal groups involved in illicit trafficking activities, including profiles of prominent figures engaged in money laundering, drug smuggling, and arms trafficking

• Annotated chronology of key events concerning international agreements on fighting illegal trafficking

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781576079157
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 06/29/2005
Series: Contemporary World Issues
Pages: 260
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)
Age Range: 12 - 14 Years

About the Author

Robert J. Kelly, PhD, is professor emeritus in the Department of Criminal Justice and the Department of Sociology at Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY and the Graduate School of the City University of New York, New York, NY.

Jess Maghan, PhD, is professor and director at the Forum for Comparative Correction, Chester, CT.

Joseph D. Serio is editor-in-chief of Crime and Justice International, a bimonthly magazine published by the Office of International Criminal Justice. He is currently a third-year doctoral student in the College of Criminal Justice at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TX.

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In Illicit Trafficking, Joe Serio, Jess Maghan, and Robert Kelly have produced a well-researched book on the ever increasing problem of transnational crime. The authors do a more than credible job of addressing the various forms of international crime: drug trafficking, weapons smuggling, money laundering, trafficking in humans, the illicit trade in precious stones, art, and cultural objects, and the commercialization of human body parts. In addition, they provide a comprehensive list of resources for further research. This book would be an excellent text for an advanced course dealing with the subject of transnational crime. Serio, et al., are to be commended for making this contribution to criminal justice literature.