World History of Organized Crime

The World History Of Organized Crime travels the globe to get an insider's view of some of the most active, dangerous and diabolical criminal syndicates in existence.

The five episodes in this DVD set each focus on a different region, examining the conditions that helped create these groups, talking to law enforcement specialists about how they are being fought, and relating true stories of famous cases:

  • China: See how the "Snake Heads" specialize in human traffic, smuggling people out of China.
  • Sicily: Long the gold standard for organized crime, the Sicilian Mafia has suffered setbacks in recent years.
  • Russia: The breakup of the Soviet Union paved the way for a new breed of ruthless criminals.
  • Colombia: The infamous Cartels long dominated crime in this nation, but even their dissolution could not stop the flow of drugs and money.
  • India: See how India's most famous criminal group was inspired by spirituality, and examine the dark underbelly of "Bollywood."

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SpecificationsA&E / History Channel, 2005
2 DVDs
250minutes, fully narrated
ISBN: 0-7670-4388-X