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Organized Crime

Organized crime has long posed one of the greatest criminal challenges to law enforcement. Considered a different type of crime than those committed by individuals or small groups of criminals, these are crimes… (See Below for Full Description)
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Organized crime has long posed one of the greatest criminal challenges to law enforcement. Considered a different type of crime than those committed by individuals or small groups of criminals, these are crimes committed by an organized mob that work together and share in the profits. From the criminal gangs in early American history, to the outlaw gangs of the Old West, to the bootleggers of Prohibition, organized crime has a long history in the United States. Today, numerous organized crime families still exist—the best known, perhaps, is the Mafia—but there are many other types of criminal groups. Organized Crime details the range of tactics police use to identify, combat, and prevent organized crimes.

Chapters include:
  • Informants: They Call Them Rats
  • Surveillance: Wiring Informants and Tapping Phones
  • The Big Bust
  • Famous Rubouts
  • When the Government Declares War.
Topics covered include:
  • The rackets: numbers, betting, extortion, loan-sharking, and other illegal business
  • Undercover agents who infiltrate the mob
  • The RICO laws, which gave the government the power to take down elusive crime organizations
  • Wiretapping and the laws of surveillance
  • Mobs from around the world
  • Mob killings and assassinations.

Additional Info

ISBN-13 978-0-7910-9410-5
ISBN-10 791094103
eBook ISBN 978-1-4381-1802-4
Bundle Options Individual
Language English
Publisher Infobase Learning
From the Series Criminal Investigations
Author Michael Benson; Consulting Editor: John L. French, Crime Scene Supervisor, Baltimore Police Crime Laboratory
Publication Date 9/1/2008
Book's Binding Hardcover
Imprint Chelsea House
Specifications Full-color and black-and-white photographs and illustrations. Sidebars. Chronology. Bibliography. Endnotes. Further resources. Index.
Available Formats Print & eBook

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