Disorganized crime : the economics of the visible hand

  title={Disorganized crime : the economics of the visible hand},
  author={Peter Reuter},
  journal={Journal of Criminal Law \& Criminology},
  • P. Reuter
  • Published 24 January 1983
  • Law
  • Journal of Criminal Law & Criminology
" Winner of the 9984 Leslie T. Wilkins Award for the best book in criminology and criminal justice."Bookmaking, numbers, and loansharking are reputed to be major sources of revenue for organized crime, controlled by the "visible hand" of violence. For years this belief has formed the basis of government policy toward illegal markets. Drawing on police files, confiscated records, and interviews with police, prosecutors, and criminal informants, Reuter systematically refutes the notion that the… 
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