Top Books About The Black Market

Listed below are books and other research materials on the global black market and criminal activities.

Esip Ebooks Available at Amazon:

Human  TraffickingFactbook

Human Trafficking: Prices and Statistics on the Modern Day Slave Trade

Fact book published by Esip. Contains statistics about human trafficking and the prices of the modern day slave trade. Amount of money a trafficker can make from selling a woman, to the amount of money a child beggar earns at popular tourist destinations are included in this short book. Click here to read more about the book. 

 

 

 

 

Prostitution Factbook

Prostitution: Prices and Statistics of the Global Sex Trade

Ebook published by Esip. Contains statistics about prostitution and the prices and earnings of sex workers in the global sex trade. Available as an ebook from Amazon.

Click here for more information about the book. 

 

 

 

Black Market Crime Books (General):

  •  deviantglobalizationDeviant Globalization: Black Market Economy in the 21st Century

 

 

 

 

 

  • illicit Illicit: How Smugglers, Traffickers and Counterfeiters are Hijacking the Global Economy Great book that will give you a fundamental understanding of the global black market and how it affects governments, society and national security.

 

 

 

  • mcmafiaMcMafia: A Journey Through the Global Criminal Underworld

 

 

 

 

  •  Sex, Drugs, and Body Counts: The Politics of Numbers in Global Crime and Conflict Offers a critical take on the various estimates about human trafficking, illegal drugs and other global crime figures released by law enforcement.
  •  smugglernationSmuggler Nation: How Illicit Trade Made America

 

 

 

  • pablotoosamaFrom Pablo to Osama: Trafficking and Terrorist Networks, Government Bureaucracies, and Competitive Adaptation Fascinating book explaining how drug trafficking organizations and terrorist networks adapt to stay ahead of government security forces.

 

 

 

Arms Trafficking:

  • ak-47 AK-47: The Weapon that Changed the Face of War

 

 

 

  •  merchantofdeathMerchant of Death: Money, Guns, Planes, and the Man Who Makes War Possible

 

 

 

  •  outlawsincThe Outlaws Inc.: Under the Radar and on the Black Market with the World’s Most Dangerous Smugglers

 

 

 

  •  theshadowworldThe Shadow World: Inside the Global Arms Trade

 

 

 

Art Theft:

  •  pricelessPriceless: How I Went Undercover to Rescue the World’s Stolen Treasures

 

 

 

  •  stealinghistoryStealing History: Tomb Raiders, Smugglers, and the Looting of the Ancient World

 

 

 

  •  rescueartistThe Rescue Artist: A True Story of Art, Thieves, and the Hunt for a Missing Masterpiece

 

 

 

Corruption:

  • lootingmachineThe Looting Machine: Warlords, Oligarchs, Corporations, Smugglers, and the Theft of Africa’s Wealth

 

 

 

  • rednoticeRed Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man’s Fight for Justice

 

 

 

  • thievesofstateThieves of State: Why Corruption Threatens Global Security

 

 

 

Cybercrime:

  • cybersecurityCybersecurity and Cyberwar: What Everyone Needs to Know®

 

 

 

  • Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children Online: A Strategic Assessment-Prepared by the European Cybercrime Centre-Europol (PDF) Report discusses the online black market in child sexual abuse images. Highlights of the report was covered by Esip here.
  • Cybercrime Exposed: Cybercrime-as-a-service-McAfee (PDF)
  • hackerHacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Many Faces of Anonymous

 

 

 

Drug Trafficking:

  • elnarco El Narco: Inside Mexico’s Criminal Insurgency

 

 

 

  •  lastnarcoThe Last Narco: Inside the Hunt for El Chapo, the World’s Most Wanted Drug Lord Meet the boss of the Sinaloa Drug Cartel and a man who was once listed on Forbes Billionaire List.

 

 

 

  • narcoland Narcoland: The Mexican Drug Lords And Their Godfathers The author is living under protection after receiving numerous death threats from drug cartels in Mexico. According to the Guardian, traffickers have left the heads of decapitated animals on her doorsteps as the results of her investigations.

 

 

 

  • seedsofterror Seeds of Terror: How Drugs, Thugs, and Crime Are Reshaping the Afghan War

 

 

 

Human Smuggling:

  • snakehead The Snakehead: An Epic Tale of the Chinatown Underworld and the American Dream

 

 

 

  • escapefromcamp14 Escape from Camp 14: One Man’s Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West

 

 

 

Human Trafficking:

  • sextrafficking Sex Trafficking: Inside the Business of Modern Slavery

 

 

 

More books on human trafficking here.

Organ Trafficking and Body Parts:

  • bodyparts Black Markets: The Supply and Demand of Body Parts

 

 

 

  • intorgans The International Trafficking of Human Organs: A Multidisciplinary Perspective (Advances in Police Theory and Practice)

 

 

 

  • bodybrokers Body Brokers: Inside America’s Underground Trade in Human Remains [Paperback] [2007] (Author) Annie Cheney

 

 

 

Organized Crime:

  •  gomorrahGomorrah: A Personal Journey into the Violent International Empire of Naples’ Organized Crime System The author is currently living under police protection as the Mafia has placed a contract hit on his life due to writing this book.

 

 

 

  • yakuza Yakuza: Japan’s Criminal Underworld One of the best books about Japanese organized crime. Offers a great explanation about the relationships and structure of the Yakuza.

 

 

 

Piracy:

  • Pirate Trails: Tracking the Illicit Financial Flows from Piracy off the Horn of Africa (PDF)

Prostitution:

  • sexforsale Sex For Sale: Prostitution, Pornography, and the Sex Industry

 

 

 

See more books about prostitution here.

Wildlife Trafficking:

  • speciestrade Black Market: Inside the Endangered Species Trade in Asia Heartbreaking pictures of animals being trafficked for sale. Highly recommend this book.

 

 

 

  • stolenworld Stolen World: A Tale of Reptiles, Smugglers, and Skulduggery