Canadian Policing Research Catalogue

The changing structure of organized crime groups / by Jharna Chatterjee.

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Canadian Policing Research Catalogue



Alternate Title

La transformation de la structure des groupes du crime organisé.




Includes bibliographical references (p. 27-30).


1 online resource (30, [2] pages)


"Research and Evaluation Branch, Community, Contract and Aboriginal Policing Services Directorate."
Issued also in French under title: La transformation de la structure des groupes du crime organisé.


This paper, seeking to provide an overview of the “Changing Structure of Organized Crime” focuses on the constellation of selected issues around it, and does not provide a comprehensive survey. All of the cited research is available in English, in print or on the Internet.


Online Access


Executive summary -- Introduction -- Globalization of organized crime groups - a network phenomenon -- Structure of organized crime groups -- Structure, region and ethnicity -- Factors contributing to the changing structure of organized crime groups -- Organized crime groups as entrepreneurs -- Organized crime groups and terrorist groups - networking possible? -- Combating organized crime networks with network analysis -- Government of Canada’s actions against organized crime -- Conclusion -- References.

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