Organised Crime highlights some of the main issues currently being discussed within the international academic debate on organised crime: - What constitutes organised crime? - How does organised crime work as a normative system, as a market and as an economic activity? - How organised is organised crime? - How international is it? - How is organised crime regulated and controlled and what are the bases for these regulatory and controlling strategies? The book provides an up-to-date presentation of organised crime from a criminological and sociological perspective. It contributes to the study of both empirical research and theoretical perspectives on organised crime.