• Hanna Samir Kassab
  • Jonathan D. Rosen


The introduction describes the main hypothesis of the book: If one state becomes a haven for illicit activity, then one could expect corruption to spread to neighboring states as organized criminal networks try to get their product to target markets. Focusing on the relationship between corruption and organized crime, the book studies the spread across states, regions, and ultimately continents. This chapter also summarizes the phenomenon of organized crime and the formation of gang and drug-related violence.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hanna Samir Kassab
    • 1
  • Jonathan D. Rosen
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Political ScienceEast Carolina UniversityGreenvilleUSA
  2. 2.Holy Family UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA

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