The Changing Face of Organized Crime: Four Pioneer Researchers Examine Its Past, Present and Future

Joseph L. Albini, Wayne State University
Menachem Amir, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Alan A. Block, Pennsylvania State University
Henner Hess, University of Frankfurt

ABSTRACT
This panel will consist of four criminologists who were instrumental in conducting original research concerning the structure and nature of organized crime groups around the world.

The discussion will draw upon the insights and experiences of these researchers as they evaluate the nature of organized crime groups in the past and compare the radical changes taking place which seem to indicate that organized crime is moving toward developing an international agenda of cooperation in enterprises on a world -wide scale.

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Updated 05/20/2006