Perspectives on organized crime from each continent offer students an insight into the similarities and differences in organized crime worldwide. Information is provided about organized crime in many nations that have not been reported widely in the past. Authors are organized crime experts in their respective countries. Each section of the book describes how both internal events and circumstances in other nations shape the nature and extent of organized crime in another nation. The concept of organized crime, its nature and extent, and the methods used in confronting organized crime in a specific country are described in a systematic fashion in each chapter. A substantial introduction and conclusion bring together common themes from the individual countries and continents. Suggestions are included for using this book effectively in the classroom: individual country trend analysis, adjacent country examination, product-flow analysis, and group migration studies clarify the connection of organized crime to shifts in criminal opportunities and in political and economic circumstances within a country and across an entire region of the world.Albanese, Jay S. is the author of 'Organized Crime World Perspectives', published 2002 under ISBN 9780130481993 and ISBN 0130481998.