With the appearance of Homer's study, it is no longer possible to base any serious work about organized crime on the superficial debate over whether or not this set of activities is dominated by one or more particular ethnic groups, writes political scientist Michael A. Weinstein in his introduction. Homer removes the study of organized crime from the realm of sensationalism and ethnic chauvinism, and places it in the context of contemporary American social structure. He reviews prevalent myths and hypotheses about organized crime and critically analyzes them in the framework of contemporary organization theory. In this context, organized crime is analyzed in its economic, political, ethnic, and social class dimensions.
Author: Frederic D. Homer Publisher: Purdue University Press Published: 01/01/1974 Pages: 240 Binding Type: Paperback Weight: 0.83lbs Size: 9.04h x 6.05w x 0.62d ISBN: 9780911198386
About the Author Homer, Frederic D.: - Frederic D. Homer holds a Ph.D in government from Indiana University. Formerly an assistant professor of political science at Purdue University, he is assistant professor of political science and director of the Administration of Justice Program at the University of Wyoming.