For courses in Organized Crime and Corruption, Homeland Security, and Criminal Justice Intelligence. Moving beyond outdated interpretations, this text addresses the rapidly changing world of organized crime. By looking at the forces of globalization, terrorism and hi-tech crime, it helps readers understand the complicated nature of organized crime today. Appropriate for a wide audience, its level is applicable for both undergraduate and graduate level students and its interdisciplinary approach relies on research from a variety of fields. Chapter introductions and critical thinking questions keep readers engaged as they are confronted with the realities of organized crime in a twenty-first century world.