Based on previously unavailable information and nearly two decades of research, Crime Incorporated reveals for the first time all the unsavoury facts of the Mob's bloody evolution from a gang of uncouth, bumbling killers into the highly organized, smoothly running 'corporation' it is today.William Balsamo, great-nephew of the first godfather, Don Guiseppe – 'Battista' – Balsamo, and George Carpozi, Jr. disclose the Mob's savage beginnings in the group of Italian immigrant – the 'Blank Hand' – who tore control of New York's waterfronts away from the Irish racketeers – the 'White Hand' – and went on from there.They trace the Black Hand's coalescence into an organization who insidious influence reached across the country and into a presidential administration.Crime Incorporated explores the horrifying facts behind the rise and fall of the Mob's most notorious leaders – Al Capone, Charles 'Lucky' Luciano, Vito Genovese, Frank Costello, Albert Anastasia, Joe Bonanno, Carlo Gambino, Joe Profaci, Thomas Luchese. And it goes behind the headlines of Rudolph Guiliani's pursuit of the Mob. – the Pizza Connection and Commission trials – to cite with chilling clarity the Mafia's control over daily life in America.Crime Incorporated reads like a novel. But it is frightening, deadly true.
In the last few decades, there has been a considerable effort, mainly from Western liberal countries, to create, develop, and diffuse into domestic laws, an internationally harmonized counter-terrorist financing regime through international treaties, recommendations and resolutions. This book aims to explore the penal (criminalization and confiscation) measures of the regime. Belonging to the category of analytical research, the book explores the nature of terrorist financing, and critically and extensively examines how it has been conceptualized and criminalized. The book argues that the application of these penal measures results in over-criminalization due to the vague conceptualization of the concept of terrorist financing, and due to its incompatibility with basic notions of criminalization and fundamental principles of the criminal law of many countries specifically Anglo-American law. Examining a number of ASEAN countries’ law on terrorist financing, the book then shows how these controversial measures have been crept into their law, resulting in the violation of human rights and democratic values which Western countries seek to promote.
Police violence of all types receives much attention from the media, and this is especially true for police homicides that often lead to demonstrations and protests. Police violence is a volatile, recurring social justice issue that often receives media attention, leads to demonstrations or protests and increases the tension between law enforcement agencies and the community they serve. Tom Barker examines police homicide and the different behavior patterns that lead to it, ranging from misadventure to intent. To better understand this complex issue, Barker has created 3 main categories: accidental homicides, justifiable homicides and criminal homicides. Barker includes a variety of cases from accidental deaths involving careless, reckless or negligent law enforcement officers to murders committed by LEOs engaged in organized crime or serial sexual homicides. This book will be of interest to those studying criminology, criminal justice, sociology, political science, etc.