The very term organized crime has been constructed and reconstructed over time as the structural conditions of its existence change. Exploring the changing patterns, and practices of organized crime, its perpetrators, its beneficiaries, and its victims, Hobbs has come to doubt the utility and meaning of this widely used, yet ill-defined, term.
Organized crime is perhaps little more than an umbrella term for any crime committed collaboratively. Particularly illuminating is his analysis of the role of violence, rumour and gossip in managing reputations, constructing myths, and structuring the environment of illegal markets. The book itself explores larger themes including the impact of neo-liberalism, globalisation, the importance of cosmopolitanism, and of post-industrial decline on the activities of organized criminals.
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In tracing these influences, Hobbs situates contemporary organized crime within the wider political economy of twenty-first century Britain. The Series aims to provide a forum for outstanding empirical and theoretical work in all aspects of criminology and criminal justice, broadly understood. Contracts to Kill as Scripted Behaviour. Blackshaw, R.
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