By James O. Finckenauer
Ruthless, merciless, and irresistibly cool: the Mafia has regularly appealed to the darker aspect of the mind's eye. yet simply what's the Mafia, how does it function, and what may be performed to wrestle it? James Finckenauer debunks the romantic notions and mystique surrounding the Mafia to bare the tough realities of worldwide equipped crime in international locations spanning from Japan to Russia to Colombia. Demonstrating that businesses just like the Mafia are multi-faceted and much extra advanced than imagined, he argues that prepared crime destabilises society on a world scale, perpetuating untold monetary, actual, mental, and societal harm via its keep an eye on of felony markets, violence and corruption. delivering important perception right into a hidden global, Mafia: A Beginner’s consultant is perfect examining for an individual intrigued via, or thinking about, this commonly misunderstood phenomenon. James Finckenauer has written largely on geared up crime. he's a extraordinary Professor on the tuition of felony Justice, Rutgers college, and previous Director of the nationwide Institute of Justice, Washington DC.