1 What Is Organized Crime?
The Fascination with Organized Crime
Defining Organized Crime
Similarities and Differences between Organized Crime and White-Collar Crimes
Terrorism and Organized Crime
Typology of Organized Crime
Critical Thinking Exercise 1.1: The Case of Selling a High School Football Player
Typology of Organized Criminals
Organization of Crime Groups
Gender and Organized Crime
How Much Organized Crime Is There?
The Remainder of This Book
Critical Thinking Exercise 1.2: The Case of an Internet Stock Fraud
Organized Crime Biography: Gaspipe: Confessions of a Mafia Boss
Organized Crime at the Movies: The Godfather
References to Chapter 1
2 Characteristic Organized Crimes I: Conspiracy and Provision of Illicit Goods and Services Legal Definitions of Organized Crimes
Do Marijuana Purchases Suffice for Liability?
Can a Single Cocaine Transaction Be Linked to a Conspiracy?
Critical Thinking Exercise 2.1: The Case of Babies and Cocaine Smuggling
How Much Is Required Beyond a Criminal Agreement?
Can One Withdraw from a Conspiracy by Simply Walking Away?
Summarizing the Important Elements of Conspiracy
Critical Thinking Exercise 2.2: The Case of Murder for Hire
Provision of Illicit Goods: Drugs and Stolen Property
Drugs: Liability for the Conduct of Others?
Stolen Property: I Didn’t Know It Was Stolen!
Critical Thinking Exercise 2.3: The Case of a Very Good Deal on Carpet
Provision of Illicit Services: Gambling, Loansharking, and Sex
The Unique Problem of Gambling: The Oldest Vice
Gambling as Vice or Recreation?
Is Legal Gambling a Constitutionally Protected Right?