About the author: Dr. Don Liddick received his PhD in the Administration of Justice from Penn State University, State College. He is currently Assistant Professor of Administration of Justice at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg.1999 0-7734-7965-1
Part I provides a unique analysis of the public's perception of organized crime, discusses common myths, describes the most important attributes, addresses issues related to definition, and provides an in-depth look at contemporary global criminal enterprises. Part II is a unique history of organized crime in the Untied States from colonial America to the present day. It includes descriptions of the principal enterprises American organized crooks operate, and stresses the evolving nature of the phenomenon and the integral part played by political and economic elites. Part III focuses on theoretical issues. Provides a description of the sociological foundation and the development of organized crime theories and major organized crime paradigms.