This article provides an in-depth examination of rural organized crime. Organized crime studies traditionally have focused on urban criminality; this study discusses its rural form. Types of participants, patterns of criminality, and relationships with political and law enforcement corruption are detailed. Although there are differences between urban and rural organized crime, it tends to exhibit some similarities regardless of setting.
Gary W. Potter and Larry Gaines. "Country Comfort: Vice and Corruption in Rural Settings" Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice 8.1 (1992): 36-61.