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Organized crime poses one of law enforcement's greatest challenges. It is regarded as significantly different from crime committed by individuals or by small groups of criminals. Here, instead, are crimes committed by an organized collective that coordinates its activities and shares 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 had a lengthy and varied history in the United States. Today, numerous ...
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Overview

Organized crime poses one of law enforcement's greatest challenges. It is regarded as significantly different from crime committed by individuals or by small groups of criminals. Here, instead, are crimes committed by an organized collective that coordinates its activities and shares 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 had a lengthy and varied history in the United States. Today, numerous forms of organized crime still exist. The best known, perhaps, is the Mafia. There are many other types of criminal organizations, however. Citing real cases and incidents, Organized Crime details the history of organized crime in America and describes the range of tactics police use to identify, combat, and prevent it.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791094105
  • Publisher: Chelsea House Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/1/2008
  • Series: Criminal Investigations Series
  • Pages: 120
  • Sales rank: 1,483,595
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents


Foreword 7 Acknowledgments 11 Introduction 13
1 Making Money 21
2 The Mole: Infiltrating the Mob 25
3 Informants: They Call Them Rats 31
4 Surveillance: Wiring Informants, Tapping Phones, and Snapping Pictures 41
5 The Big Bust 49
6 Innovations and New Law 55
7 Other Mobs 61
8 Famous Rubouts 71
9 When the Government Declares War 81
10 A Brief History of the Gambino Crime Family 89 Chronology 97 Endnotes 101 Glossary 104 Bibliography 105
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