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date: 15 November 2019

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This essay discusses six theoretical perspectives on organized crime: “alien conspiracy theory,” the bureaucracy model, illegal enterprise theory, protection theory, the social network approach, and the logistic or situational approach toward organized crime. Furthermore, three emerging issues in organized crime theory are reviewed: criminal careers in organized crime; the relationship between ethnicity and organized crime; and transit crime, Mafia transplantation and adaptation of traditional Mafia groups.

Keywords: alien conspiracy theory, bureaucracy model, illegal enterprise theory, protection theory, social network approach, situational crime prevention, routine activities theory, criminal careers, ethnicity, Mafia transplantation

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