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Part Four:
The Criminal Organization

This part of the bibliography provides references to literature that describes and/or examines the criminal organization in depth. Particular emphasis is placed on works that explore salient issues relating to the organization of crime, such as group structure, membership, recruitment, codes, etc.

Adams, James. 1991. "Medellin Cartel." American Spectator. 24: December: 22-5.

Albini, J. L. 1975."Mafia As Method: A Comparison Between Great Britain and U.S.A. Regarding the Existence and Structure of Types of Organized Crime." International Journal of Criminology and Penology. 3: 295-305.

Beare, Margaret. 2000. “Structures, Strategies and Tactics of Transnational Criminal Organizations: Critical Issues for Enforcement.” In Australian Institute of Criminology Conference: Transnational Crime, March 9 and 10, 2000, Canberra, Australia. Canberra, Australia: Australian Institute of Criminology.

Bossard, Andre. 1998. "Mafias, Triads, Yakuza and Cartels: A Comparative Study of Organized Crime." Crime and Justice International. 14(December): 5-32.

Chu, Yiu Kong. 2000. The Triads As Business. Routledge Studies in Modern History of Asia, 6. Routledge.

Coleman, James W. 1982. "The Business of Organized Crime: A Cosa Nostra Family." American Journal of Sociology. 88(1, July): 235.

Coles, Nigel. 2001. "It's Not What You Know-It's Who You Know That Counts: Analysing Serious Crime Groups As Social Networks." British Journal of Criminology 41(4, Autumn):580-594.

Cressey, Donald R 1967. "The Functions and Structure of Criminal Syndicates." in President's Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Justice Task Force Report: Organized Crime. Washington: U.S. Government Printing Office, 25-59. 

___________. 1972. Criminal Organization: Its Elementary Forms. London: Heinemann Educational Books .

Cummings, John and Ernest Volkman. 1996. Mobster: The Astonishing Rise and Fall of John Gotti and His Gang. London, UK: Warner Books.

Davis, John H. 1993. Mafia Dynasty: The Rise and Fall of the Gambino Crime Family. New York: Harper Collins Publishers.

Di Tella, Torcuato S. 1978. "The Mafia and Social Structure in Southern Italy; Mafia y Estructura Social En El Sur De Italia." Desarrollo Economico. 18(69, April/June): 121-30.

Edwards, Peter. 1990. Blood Brothers: How Canada's Most Powerful Mafia Family Runs Its Business. Toronto, ON: Key Porter Books. 

English, T. J. 1995. Born to Kill: America's Most Notorious Vietnamese Gang, and the Changing Face of Organized Crime. New York, NY: William Morrow.

English, T. J. 1990. The Westies: Inside the Hell's Kitchen Irish Mob. New York, NY: Putnam.

Figueroa, Yolanda. 1996. El Capo Del Golfo: Vida y Captura De Juan García Abrego. México, D.F: Grijalbo.

Fong, Robert S. 1987. "A Comparative Study of the Organizational Aspects of Two Texas Prison Gangs: Texas Syndicate and Mexican Mafia." Dissertation Abstracts International, A: The Humanities and Social Sciences. 48(6): 1545 A.

Franzese, Michael and Dary Matera. 1992. Quitting the Mob: How the "Yuppie Don" Left the Mafia and Lived to Tell His Story. New York, NY: Harper Collins.

Gentile, Nick. 1963. Vita Di Capomafia. Roma: Editori Riuniti.

Gugliotta, Guy and Jeff Leen. 1989. Kings of Cocaine: Inside the Medellin Cartel an Astonishing True Story of Murder, Money, and International Corruption. New York, N.Y: Simon and Schuster.

Grennan, Sean, Marjie T. Britz, Jeffrey Rush, and Thomas Barker. 2000. Gangs: An International Approach. Upper Saddle River: Prentice-Hall, Inc.

Haller, Mark H. 1992. "Bureaucracy and the Mafia: An Alternative View." Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice. 8(1): 1-10.

Haller, Mark H. et al. 1991. Life Under Bruno: the Economics of an Organized Crime Family. Conshohocken, Pa: Printed in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Finckenauer, James. 2001. Chinese Transnational Organized Crime: The Fuk Ching. Washington, DC: National Institute of Justice.

Gordon, Robert M. 2000. "Criminal Business Organizations, Street Gangs and "Wanna-Be" Groups: A Vancouver Perspective." Canadian Journal of Criminology 42(1, January):39-60.

Grennan, Sean, Marjie T. Britz, Jeffrey Rush, and Thomas Barker. 2000. Gangs: An International Approach. Upper Saddle River: Prentice-Hall, Inc.

Hart, Alan. 2002. "Goodfellas and Badfellas: The Impact of Leadership Styles on the Operation and Structure of a La Cosa Nostra Family." Dissertation Abstracts International, A: The Humanities and Social Sciences 62(12, June):4341-42.

Ianni, Francis A. J. and Elizabeth Reuss Ianni. 1972. A Family Business; Kinship and Social Control in Organized Crime . New York, NY: Russell Sage Foundation.

Jackall, Robert. 1997. Wild Cowboys: Urban Marauders and the Forces of Order. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press.

Jenkins, Philip and Gary Potter. 1987. "The Politics and Mythology of Organized Crime: A Philadelphia Case Study." Journal of Criminal Justice. 15(6): 473-84.

Jodoin, Claude. 1983. Mes Aveux Sur Le Clan Dubois. Montréal: Quebecor.

Kaihla, Paul. 1995. "The Cocaine King: How a Poor Colombian Became Canada's Biggest Drug Baron and Got Away." MacLean's. July 10: 28-33.

Kelton, Harold W. et al. 1971. "Characteristics of Organized Criminal Groups." Canadian Journal of Criminology and Corrections. 13(1) January: p 68-78.

Kryshtanovskaia, Olga. 1996. “Illegal structures in Russia.” Sociological Research 35(July/August): 60-80.

LaFranchi, Howard. 1999. “A Look Inside a Giant Drug Cartel.”  Christian Science Monitor

Lavigne, Yves. 1996. Hells Angels: Into the Abyss. Toronto, ON: HarperCollins.

Lewis, George H. 1980. "Social Groupings in Organized Crime: The Case of the La Nuestra Familia." Deviant Behaivor. 1: 129-43.

Lindberg, Richard C. 2000. The Mafia in America:  Traditional Organized Crime in Transition. An Overview of Current Conditions.

Lippens, Ronnie. 2001. " Rethinking Organizational Crime and Organizational Criminology." Crime, Law and Social Change 35(4, June):319-31.

Lombardo, Robert. 1994. "The Social Organization of Organized Crime in Chicago." Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice. 10(4, December): 290-313.

Lupsha, Peter and Kip Schlegal. 1980. The Political Economy of Drug Trafficking: The Herrera Organization. Albuquerque, NM: University of New Mexico. 

Makarenko, Tamara. 2002. "Colombia's New Crime Structures Take Shape." Jane's Intelligence Review. 14(4, April):16-19.

McIllwain, Jeffrey S. 1999. "Organized Crime: A Social Network Approach." Crime, Law and Social Change 32(4, December):301-24.

Natarajan, Mangai a. M. B. 1998. "Varieties of Drug Trafficking Organizations: A Typology of Cases Prosecuted in New York City." Journal of Drug Issues 28(4, Fall): 1005-25.

Paoli, Letizia. 2002. "The Paradoxes of Organized Crime." Crime, Law and Social Change 37(1, January):51-97.

Salerno, Ralph F. 1967. "Syndicate Personnel Structure." Canadian Police Chief. 55(3) July: 7.

Schenk, John and Kesser. 1977 "Born to Raise Hell Inc." Macleans. August 22: 30-33.

Southerland, Mittie D. 1993.” Applying organization theory to organized crime.” Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice 9(3): 251+.

United States Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs. Permanent subcommittee on Investigations. 1989. Structure of International Drug Trafficking Organizations Hearings. Washington, DC: United States Printing Office. 

Webb, Billy. 1993. Running With the Krays: My Life in London's Gangland. Edinburgh: Mainstream Pub.

Weisel, Deborah. 2002. Contemporary Gangs: An Organizational Analysis. Washington, DC; New York, NY: National Institute of Justice // LFB Scholarly Publishing.

Wilde, Sam. 1977. Barbarians on Wheels. Secausus, N.J: Chartwell Books.

Williams, Phil. 1998. "The Nature of Drug Trafficking Networks." Current History 97(April):154-59.

Wolf, Daniel R. 1991. The Rebels: A Brotherhood of Outlaw Bikers. Toronto, ON: University of Toronto Press.

Zabludoff, Sidney Jay. 1998. “Colombian Narcotics Organizations as Business Enterprises.” Transnational Organized Crime 3(2) Summer: 20-49.

Zhang, Sheldon and Ko-lin Chin. 2002. "Enter the Dragon: Inside Chinese Human Smuggling Organizations." Criminology 40(4, November):737-68.