Criminologist Stephen Schneider argues that organized crime activities and violence have a long history in the city and province.
A new book provides substantial evidence that organized crime has a long history in
Schneider’s book traces organized crime in
· In the 1890s,
· By the late 1890s, gambling – in particular betting on horses - had taken hold. Woodbine was invaded by hordes of bookies, with some dubbing it the “
· In the early 1900s,
· By the mid-1920s, when
· As Prohibition ended, criminal groups reverted to gambling and
· By the 1970s,
· By the 1980s
The book, published by John Wiley & Sons and released last week, contends that Toronto and Canada has long served as a branch plant for transnational criminal organizations and that Canada has been a major supplier of illegal goods and services to the United States for well over a century. Some critics argue that organized crime has been allowed to flourish in
Schneider’s book is a fascinating tale of
More information on the new book can be found at: www.storyoforganizedcrime.ca
Stephen Schneider is available for an interview to discuss his new book and other current topics related to organized crime and its enforcement.
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