Canadian Organized Crime, Second Edition

By Stephen Schneider


The second edition of Stephen Schneider’s highly regarded Canadian Organized Crime provides an introduction to criminal syndicates, organized crimes, and enforcement principles and practices in Canada. This widely informative and accessible new edition continues its comprehensive historical, empirical, and theoretical overview of organized crime in Canada with numerous case studies that make the material vivid and understandable for students.

Incorporating new research, recent Canadian cases, and current enforcement structures and laws in Canada, this text will give readers a broad understanding of the social, political, and economic forces that contribute to the continued existence of organized crime in Canada. The text examines new trends and developments that have affected organized crime since the first edition, including the ongoing revolution in digital communications (the internet dark web), the proliferation of cryptocurrency, the opioid epidemic, organized criminality in the time of COVID, the growing power of the ‘Ndrangheta in Ontario, the fallout from the implosion of Quebec’s Rizzuto mafia family, and the new business model employed by the Hells Angels throughout Canada.

This textbook will appeal to students in criminology, sociology, political science, and law and justice programs, criminal justice professionals working in the field of organized crime enforcement, and readers interested in true crime literature.


  • new contemporary case studies on money laundering in British Columbia, COVID-19 frauds perpetrated by criminal groups in Canada and other countries, and more
  • updated scholarship surrounding the study of Canadian organized crime and its enforcement, including recent research and theory development
  • revised instructor supplements, including PowerPoint slides, assignment suggestions, exam questions, and two additional web-based chapters on international organized crime groups


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