ORGANIZED CRIME provides a uniquely gripping and realistic analysis of its subject, informed by the author''s first-hand information from his personal experience as a parole officer and supervisor in New York City, his work for the Sheriff''s Office in Cook County, Illinois, and hours of interviews with organized crime figures. Consistently praised for its clear analysis of the definitions and attributes of organized crime, the text is also known for its careful use of theory, substantial research, and avoidance of sensationalism. Streamlined historical and theoretical coverage makes the text especially engaging and student-friendly, while remaining comprehensive and providing context for an understanding of modern organized crime. Chapter learning objectives guide students in focusing on the most important concepts as they read. Objectives are linked to comprehensive bullet-point summaries at the ends of chapters to reinforce students'' retention of key concepts.