Below are highlights from work conducted in the area of organized crime and corruption, including both domestic and transnational descriptions, explanations, risk assessment, and prediction.
Book: Organized Crime from the Mob to Transnational Organized Crime (Routledge, 2015).
Book: Transnational Organized Crime: An Overview of Six Continents (with P. Reichel) (Sage Publications, 2014).
Chapter: "The Italian-American Mafia (or Cosa Nostra)" in L. Paoli, ed. Oxford Handbook of Organized Crime (Oxford University Press, 2014).
Chapter: “The Cosa Nostra in the U.S.: Adapting to Changes in the Social, Economic, and Political Environment After a 25-Year Prosecution Effort,” In D. Siegel and H. van de Bunt, eds., Traditional Organized Crime in the Modern World (Springer, 2012).
Article: “Controlling Organized Crime: Looking for Evidence-Based Approaches,” Victims & Offenders: Journal of Evidence Based Policies and Practices, vol. 4 (2009).
Article: “Family Fortunes---The Cosa Nostra in the U.S.: Identifying Short-term and Long-term Prospects,”
Jane’s Intelligence Review, vol. 20 (November, 2008).
Brief Monograph: Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children: What Do We Know and What Do We Do About It?(National Institute of Justice, 2007).
Article: “Risk Assessment in Organized Crime: Developing a Market and Product-based Model to Determine Threat Levels,” Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice, vol. 24 (August, 2008).
Article: “The Prediction and Control of Organized Crime: A Risk Assessment Instrument for Targeting Law Enforcement Efforts,” Trends in Organized Crime, vol. 6 (2001). Reprinted: in J. Finckenauer and J. Schrock, eds. The Prediction and Control of Organized Crime: The Experience of Post-Soviet Ukraine (Transaction Publishers, 2004.)
Article: “The Causes of Organized Crime: Do Criminals Organize Around Opportunities for Crime or Do Criminal Opportunities Create New Offenders?” Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice, 16 (November, 2000).
Article: "North American Organised Crime," Global Crime, vol. 6 (February 2004). Reprinted: M. Galeotti, ed. Global Crime Today (Routledge, 2005).
Chapter: "Where Organized and White Collar Crime Meet: Predicting the Infiltration of Legitimate Business." in J. Albanese, ed. Contemporary Issues in Organized Crime. (Willow Tree Press, 1995).
Chapter: “Looking for a New Approach to an Old Problem: The Future of Obscenity and Pornography,” in R. Muraskin and A. Roberts, eds. Visions for Change: Crime and Justice in the Twenty-First Century, 5th ed. (Prentice Hall, 2009).
Article: "What Lockheed and La Cosa Nostra Have in Common: The Effect of Ideology on Criminal Justice Policy." Crime & Delinquency, 28 [April, 1982]. (Reprinted in J.F. Sheley, ed. Exploring Crime: Readings in Criminology and Criminal Justice. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth, 1987.) (Reprinted in N. Passas, ed. International Library of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Hampshire, England: Dartmouth Publishing, 1994.)
Presentation: “A Networked Enterprise Perspective for Addressing the Risk of Organized Crime.” Presentation at the International Seminar Organized Crime and Democracy: Conceptual, Methodological and historical comparative questions. Sao Paulo, Brazil. November, 2007.
Book: Organized Crime in Our Times, 6th edition