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Book Report on The New Ethnic Mob from William Kleinknecht The New Ethic Mob by William Kleinknecht explores how the current offenders involved in organized crime are no longer just the Italians. He could be Chinese, Russian, African-American, Haitian, or Jamaican. These are the new breed of sophisticated and more brutal organized criminals. From the preface of this book Kleinknecht states not to confuse this work for a case against immigration in the USA. The writer does a great job giving background information on how organized crime arose in the first part of the nineteenth century. Then became much more powerful though prohibition with Italian, Irish, and Jewish groups commanding this particular period. But, Kleinknecht's primary focus is the new adeptness of this cultural organized criminal. After calling and emailing William Kleinknecht many times with no response I am sorry to say I don't have any background information on his present pursuits. I did find out he's a crime reporter for the Newark Star Ledger in New Jersey, along with The New Ethnic Mob is Bill's first printed book. As mafia boss following mafia boss goes to jail there's a new cultural criminal appearing to the forefront of organized crime. A significant player that is likely to leave a lasting effect is that the Russian mafia. Many specialists say they have even surpassed the Italian mafia in there cleverness. They are involved in sophisticated forging, fake, and credit card strategies that have netted them tens of thousands of dollars. They have also teamed up with the Italians in gas tax evasion. This method of taxation evasion is so extensive spread the government has put up...