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Organized crime

by Johnson, C. M.

Format: Print Book 2017
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Northland Public Library Children's Nonfiction J 364.1 J63
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Nonfiction
 
Call Number  J 364.1 J63
 
 
Summary

The crime organizations most often portrayed in movies and on television are interesting, but they've got nothing on the real world of organized crime. Who really controls certain parts of Russia? Could it be the Red Mafia? A group called the Triads, of China, is one of the most feared organized crime groups in the world. In Organized Crime, part of Full Tilt's Origins: Whodunnit series, students will learn about the impact of organized crime on society and will explore how and why different criminal organizations began.

Contents
Red Mafia
Triads
Yakuza
Italian Mafia.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "With books touching on theft, the Mob, crime-scene investigation, and the U.S. Secret Service, the high-interest Origins: Whodunnit series comes with built-in hooks for middle-schoolers. Laid out to look like old-fashioned case files, each book features four concise chapters that offer a balanced presentation of information, numerous real-life examples, Did You Know? fact boxes, relevant illustrations, and approachable writing. Each chapter also features a time line arranged as index cards pinned to a corkboard. Organized Crime highlights the social and economic conditions that gave rise to the Russian and Italian Mafias, China's triad, and Japan's yakuza, calling attention both to the crime and violence inherent to such groups and their glamorous portrayal in pop culture. These attractive, informative books are solid starting points for research and recreational reading.--Smith, Julia Copyright 2017 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Origins (Full Tilt Press (Firm)). Whodunnit.
Subjects Organized crime -- Juvenile literature.
Crime.
Organized crime.
Publisher Fremont, CA :2017
Language English
Description 48 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 48) and index.
ISBN 9781629206141
1629206148
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