On the Take

On the Take

From Petty Crooks to Presidents
Second Edition
William J. Chambliss
Distribution: World
Publication date: 9/1/1988
Format: paper 320 pages
5.5 x 8.25
ISBN: 978-0-253-20298-7
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“ . . . this book makes a significant contribution to what we know about illicit enterprise and corruption.” —Social Forces

“ . . . reads with the ease of an action-filled, best-selling novel . . . worthy and refreshing . . . ” —Journal of Criminal Justice

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction

Chapter One You Can Get Anything You Want if You’ve Got the Bread
Chapter Two Being in the Business of Vice
Chapter Three Profits and Payoffs
Chapter Four The Crime Network
Chapter Five Maintaining Control
Chapter Six The Network Comes Apart
Chapter Seven The Higher Circles
Chapter Eight The Enemy Is Us

Notes
Appendixes