Illegal Entrepreneurship, Organized Crime and Social Control

Essays in Honor of Professor Dick Hobbs

  • Georgios A. Antonopoulos

Part of the Studies of Organized Crime book series (SOOC, volume 14)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. ‘Organized Crime’: Theoretical Perspectives, Structures and Empirical Manifestations

  3. Criminal Finances

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141
    2. Petrus van Duyne, Jackie Harvey, Liliya Gelemerova
      Pages 161-186
  4. Dealing with ‘Organized Crime’

  5. Dick Hobbs’ Influence on Theory and Methods

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 359-360

About this book


This book covers organized crime groups, empirical studies of organized crime, criminal finances and money laundering, and crime prevention, gathering some of the most authoritative and well-known scholars in the field. 

The contributions to this book are new chapters written in honor of Professor Dick Hobbs, on the occasion of his retirement. They reflect his powerful influence on the study of organized crime, offering a novel perspective that located organized crime in its socio-economic context, studied through prolonged ethnographic engagement. Professor Hobbs has influenced a generation of criminology researchers engaged in studying organized crime groups, and this work provides a both a look back and this influence and directions for future research.

It will be of interest to researchers in criminology and criminal justice, particularly with a focus on organized crime and financial crime, as well as those interested in corruption, crime prevention, and applications of ethnographic methods. 


Corruption Crime Prevention Criminal Networks Ethnographic Research Money Laundering Organized Crime Social Problems

Editors and affiliations

  • Georgios A. Antonopoulos
    • 1
  1. 1.Teesside UniversityMiddlesbroughUnited Kingdom

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