Decoding Albanian Organized Crime wins the DIC / ASC 2015 Outstanding Book Award

We’re pleased to announce that Jana Arsovska’s book, Decoding Albanian Organized Crime: Culture, Politics, and Globalization, is the winner of the 2015 Outstanding Book Award from the Division on International Criminology of the American Society of Criminology.

Decoding Albanian Organized Crime: Culture, Politics, and Globalization
Decoding Albanian Organized Crime: Culture, Politics, and Globalization

The Outstanding Book Award is awarded based upon the criteria of quality of writing, use of theory and prior literature, research and methodology, and a book’s  contribution and originality in international or comparative crime or justice. Based on more than a decade of research, including interviews with victims, offenders, and law enforcement across ten countries, as well as court files and confidential intelligence reports, Decoding Albanian Organized Crime presents a comprehensive overview of the causes, codes of conduct, activities, migration, and structure of Albanian organized crime groups in the Balkans, Western Europe, and the United States.

The award will be presented at the ASC Meetings, which will be held in Washington, DC, this November.

Congratulations, Jana!