Crime, Law and Social Change

, Volume 55, Issue 4, pp 311–319 | Cite as

Age and aging in organized crime in Israel

  • Menachim Amir


The paper explores the relevance of age and aging in the functioning of organized crime groups in Israel, with a focus on group leaders. Age is connected to two social variables, family and ethnicity. Discussed is the role of age in two clusters: 1) Jewish organized crime groups from Europe, the former Soviet Union and Muslim-majority cultured countries and 2) Israeli Muslim Arab organized crime groups. What part age and aging play in both groups is discussed.


Organize Crime Jewish Community Organize Crime Group Criminal Enterprise Legitimate Business 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Law, Institute of CriminologyThe Hebrew UniversityJerusalemIsrael

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