2007 Threat #10 Transnational Crime Top Books

Earth Threat #10: Transnational Crime

A Listmania! list by Robert David STEELE Vivas (Oakton, VA United States)
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The list author says: “There are ten threats, twelve policies, and eight players other than the EU and USA that matter if we are to get a grip on our future. Each of these 30 topics is addressed at www.earth-intelligence.net, and in Amazon discussion groups being created to bring together authors and readers to form a global information sharing network that will be superior to what secret intelligence and secret government bureaucracies can put together. This is how we save Humanity and our Earth–by taking back the power over relevant information and the policies that have here-to-fore been dominated by special interests instead of ourselves, the taxpayers and end-users.”
Illicit: How Smugglers, Traffickers, and Copycats are Hijacking the Global Economy
1.  Illicit: How Smugglers, Traffickers, and Copycats are Hijacking the Global Economy by Moisés Naím
The list author says:
“This book, by the long-time chief editor of Foreign Policy magazine from the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, is *the* reference.  Illicit economy is $2 trillion a year, not paying taxes, against a legal economy of between $7 and $9 trillion a year.”
$10.88   Used & New from: $4.69
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Political Corruption: In Beyond the Nation State
2.  Political Corruption: In Beyond the Nation State by Robert Harris
The list author says:
“Corruption, not crime, is the first order betrayal of the public trust and interest.”
$48.57   Used & New from: $23.40
All Is Clouded by Desire: Global Banking, Money Laundering, and International Organized Crime (International and Comparative Criminology)
3.  All Is Clouded by Desire: Global Banking, Money Laundering, and International Organized Crime (International and Comparative Criminology) by Alan A. Block
The list author says:
“Wall Street made a cold call on the head of the Colombian narco-guerrillas to ask for their money.  Wall Street *lives* on the cash flow from laundered money.  Not good.  Needs to be stopped.”
$47.95   Used & New from: $38.36
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Trafficking And Prostitution Reconsidered: New Perspectives On Migration, Sex Work, And Human Rights (Transnational Feminist Studies)
4.  Trafficking And Prostitution Reconsidered: New Perspectives On Migration, Sex Work, And Human Rights (Transnational Feminist Studies) by Kamala Kempadoo
The list author says:
“It’s all connected.”
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Combating Transnational Crime: Concepts, Activities and Responses
5.  Combating Transnational Crime: Concepts, Activities and Responses by Dimitri Vlassis
The list author says:
“Phil Williams is one of the top authorities and anything by him is valuable.”
$164.93   Used & New from: $69.44
Merchant of Death: Money, Guns, Planes, and the Man Who Makes War Possible
6.  Merchant of Death: Money, Guns, Planes, and the Man Who Makes War Possible by Douglas Farah
The list author says:
“There you have it.”
$17.20   Used & New from: $0.01
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The United Nations and Transnational Organized Crime
7.  The United Nations and Transnational Organized Crime by Ernesto Savona
The list author says:
“A second important work from Phil Williams.”
$180.00   Used & New from: $32.55
Policing the Globe: Criminalization and Crime Control in International Relations
8.  Policing the Globe: Criminalization and Crime Control in International Relations by Peter Andreas
The list author says:
“In my view, nations should be required to bond their travelers, i.e. before a US visa is issued, the nation in question should issue a certification of the citizen as law-abiding.  That would clear up at least 80% of our problems.”
$40.00   Used & New from: $6.99
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Critical Reflections on Transnational Organized Crime, Money Laundering, and Corruption
9.  Critical Reflections on Transnational Organized Crime, Money Laundering, and Corruption by Margaret E. Beare
The list author says:
“I like this because it makes it clear that transnational crime could not exist without government corruption at all levels including the White House, where Dick Cheney happily presides over Brown & Root smuggling for CIA, and Halliburton’s picking of the taxpayer’s pocket.”
$39.86   Used & New from: $4.99
The Encyclopedia of International Organized Crime
10.  The Encyclopedia of International Organized Crime by Carlo DeVito
The list author says:
“Great reference.”
$24.95   Used & New from: $0.15
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Global Outlaws: Crime, Money, and Power in the Contemporary World (California Series in Public Anthropology)
11.  Global Outlaws: Crime, Money, and Power in the Contemporary World (California Series in Public Anthropology) by Carolyn Nordstrom
The list author says:
“Very serious book.”
$26.37   Used & New from: $9.95
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Illicit Flows and Criminal Things: States, Borders, and the Other Side of Globalization (Tracking Globalization)
12.  Illicit Flows and Criminal Things: States, Borders, and the Other Side of Globalization (Tracking Globalization) by Willem van Schendel
The list author says:
“Another excellent perspective.”
$22.99   Used & New from: $3.85
Transnational Criminal Organizations, Cybercrime, and Money Laundering: A Handbook for Law Enforcement Officers, Auditors, and Financial Investigators
13.  Transnational Criminal Organizations, Cybercrime, and Money Laundering: A Handbook for Law Enforcement Officers, Auditors, and Financial Investigators by James R. Richards
The list author says:
“Basics but worthy as an overview.”
$105.94   Used & New from: $27.67
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The Natashas: Inside the New Global Sex Trade
14.  The Natashas: Inside the New Global Sex Trade by Victor Malarek
The list author says:
“Many things should NOT be illegal–sex is one, marijuana is another.”
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Global Human Smuggling: Comparative Perspectives
15.  Global Human Smuggling: Comparative Perspectives by David Kyle
The list author says:
“This is also under Earth Threat #7: Other Atrocities which covers by name kidnapping for Saudi sex, and random kidnapping for body parts, as well as child abuse and forced sex.”
$29.00   Used & New from: $0.96
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The Transnational Dimension of Cyber Crime and Terrorism (Hoover National Security Forum Series)
16.  The Transnational Dimension of Cyber Crime and Terrorism (Hoover National Security Forum Series) by Abraham D. Sofaer
The list author says:
“Top reference work.”
$24.95   Used & New from: $0.01
Illicit Trafficking: A Reference Handbook (Contemporary World Issues)
17.  Illicit Trafficking: A Reference Handbook (Contemporary World Issues) by Robert J. Kelly
The list author says:
“As the title says.”
$55.00   Used & New from: $15.08
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Cybercrime: The Investigation, Prosecution and Defense of a Computer-Related Crime
18.  Cybercrime: The Investigation, Prosecution and Defense of a Computer-Related Crime by Darlene Demelo Moreau
The list author says:
“Focus on computers.  Most people do not realize what a house of cards our banking system is.  Losses being concealed and folded into higher credit interest rates.”
$33.63   Used & New from: $0.01
Handbook of Transnational Crime and Justice: Special Offer Edition
19.  Handbook of Transnational Crime and Justice: Special Offer Edition by Philip L. Reichel
The list author says:
“Another handbook.”
$22.49   Used & New from: $6.39
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
The Drug Trade (21st Century Debates)
20.  The Drug Trade (21st Century Debates) by Louie Fooks
The list author says:
“What they don’t tell you is that CIA, FBI, and DEA are all protecting strategic level drug smugglers (e.g. Blandon, the Nicaraguan that supplied Rick Ross in Los Angeles) and also making money “off the books” for both individuals and off the books agency operations.”
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The Illicit Global Economy and State Power
21.  The Illicit Global Economy and State Power by H. Richard Friman
The list author says:
“Worthy.”
$33.95   Used & New from: $2.50
The Blood Bankers: Tales from the Global Underground Economy
22.  The Blood Bankers: Tales from the Global Underground Economy by James S. Henry
The list author says:
“Fascinating.”
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The Policing of Transnational Protest (Advances in Criminology) (Advances in Criminology)
23.  The Policing of Transnational Protest (Advances in Criminology) (Advances in Criminology) by Donatella Della Porta
The list author says:
“Troubling.  The reality is that transnational protest is the only non-vilent alternative for bringing down neo-fascist and corrupt dictatorships.”
$130.00   Used & New from: $94.18
The Global Underworld: Transnational Crime and the United States (International and Comparative Criminology)
24.  The Global Underworld: Transnational Crime and the United States (International and Comparative Criminology) by Don Liddick
The list author says:
“US focus.”
$38.95   Used & New from: $3.13
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Multinational Crime: Terrorism, Espionage, Drug and Arms Trafficking (Studies in Crime, Law, and Criminal Justice)
25.  Multinational Crime: Terrorism, Espionage, Drug and Arms Trafficking (Studies in Crime, Law, and Criminal Justice) by John McCullough Martin
The list author says:
“Excellent reference.”
$60.00   Used & New from: $5.14
Angels, Mobsters and Narco-Terrorists: The Rising Menace of Global Criminal Empires
26.  Angels, Mobsters and Narco-Terrorists: The Rising Menace of Global Criminal Empires by Antonio Nicaso
The list author says:
“An non-US perspective, useful.”
$26.60   Used & New from: $1.63
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Asian Transnational Organized Crime
27.  Asian Transnational Organized Crime by James O. Finckenauer
The list author says:
“Even worse than Russian organized crime.”
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Transnational Organized Crime: A Commentary on the United Nations Convention and its Protocols (Oxford Commentaries on International Law)
28.  Transnational Organized Crime: A Commentary on the United Nations Convention and its Protocols (Oxford Commentaries on International Law) by J. D. McClean
The list author says:
“Limp but the only thing we have.”
$126.08   Used & New from: $50.38
Transnational and Comparative Criminology (Criminology S.)
29.  Transnational and Comparative Criminology (Criminology S.) by James Sheptycki
The list author says:
“Helpful forthe comparative aspect.”
$67.95   Used & New from: $43.18
Global Organized Crime: Trends and Developments (Studies of Organized Crime)
30.  Global Organized Crime: Trends and Developments (Studies of Organized Crime) by Dina Siegel
The list author says:
“Grotesquely overpirced (I also publish books, they cost a penny a page in lots of 2500 or more).  Buy one per state and the hell with the publisher.”
$179.00   Used & New from: $98.95
Transnational Organized Crime: Myth, Power, and Profit
31.  Transnational Organized Crime: Myth, Power, and Profit by Emilio Viano
The list author says:
“Another international perspective.”
$25.17
Crimes of the American Nuclear State: At Home and Abroad (Northeastern Series in Transnational Crime)
32.  Crimes of the American Nuclear State: At Home and Abroad (Northeastern Series in Transnational Crime) by David Kauzlarich
The list author says:
“The US is guilty of war crimes going back fifty years, and is the most vicious of the nuclear proliferators and arms merchants, along with the other permanent members of the UN Security Council.  The US politically-appointed government is hypocrisy rampant, and the bureaucrats are passive toads.”
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Transnational Organised Crime: Perspectives on Global Security (Organizational Crime)
33.  Transnational Organised Crime: Perspectives on Global Security (Organizational Crime) by Adam Edwards
The list author says:
“Another good overview.”
$196.00
Global Financial Crime: Terrorism, Money Laundering, and Off Shore Centres (Global Finance Series.)
34.  Global Financial Crime: Terrorism, Money Laundering, and Off Shore Centres (Global Finance Series.) by Donato Masciandaro
The list author says:
“Follow the money.  Time to implement digital transaction watermarks.”
$124.95   Used & New from: $84.35
Transnational threats: Blending law enforcement and military strategies
35.  Transnational threats: Blending law enforcement and military strategies
The list author says:
“First book I have seen that understands that there needs to be a blending.  Some countries have gendarme, a combination, but we need to do this internationally, especially with respect to broad area surveillance, interdiction offshore, and command, control, communications, and inteligence.”
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Transnational Organized Crime in the West African Region
36.  Transnational Organized Crime in the West African Region by United Nations
The list author says:
“Africa has been destroyed by the West, and crime is often the best path to success.  Why rish being genocided?”
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Dangerous Waters: Modern Piracy and Terror on the High Seas
37.  Dangerous Waters: Modern Piracy and Terror on the High Seas by John S. Burnett
The list author says:
“75% of the planet is ungovernanble water.”
$12.48   Used & New from: $0.01
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Maritime Terror: Protecting Your Vessel and Your Crew Against Piracy
38.  Maritime Terror: Protecting Your Vessel and Your Crew Against Piracy by Jim Gray
The list author says:
“Handbook,  Start thinking about electrified nets 10 feet below the handrail, lock-downs, and tear-gas dispersal on deck and all around the ship.”
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The Politics of Piracy: Intellectual Property in Contemporary China
39.  The Politics of Piracy: Intellectual Property in Contemporary China by Andrew Mertha
The list author says:
“Then there is intellectual piracy.”
$20.50   Used & New from: $5.30
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Piracy, Maritme Terrorism and Securing the Malacca Straits (Iias/Iseas Series on Maritime Issues and Piracy in Asia)
40.  Piracy, Maritme Terrorism and Securing the Malacca Straits (Iias/Iseas Series on Maritime Issues and Piracy in Asia) by Graham Gerard Ong-Webb
The list author says:
“The single worst spot on the planet, but Indonesia, Singapore, and Malaysia are a formidable triumverate and I trust them to take care of their local problem.”
$41.93   Used & New from: $37.35