Sociological analysis of organised criminality in Turkey

Beşe, Ertan
This thesis argues that organized crime is a sociological phenomenon with criminological dimensions that constitutes a threat to public security and order, economic development, social integrity, democracy and peace in Turkey, and consequently to the national security of the country. Sociological and political causes of organized criminality will be assessed through a multidimensional approach based on the identification of different conceptual areas and related indicators that characterize organized crime groups.


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Citation Formats
E. Beşe, “Sociological analysis of organised criminality in Turkey,” Ph.D. - Doctoral Program, Middle East Technical University, 2005.