Scarface Al and the Crime Crusaders: Chicago's Private War Against Caponeby Dennis E. Hoffman
Hoffman reconstructs in detail a number of privately sponsored citizen initiatives directed at nailing Al Capone. These private ventures include prosecuting the gangsters responsible for election crimes during the Pineapple Primary; establishing a crime lab to assist in gangbusting; underwriting the costs of the investigation of the Jake Lingle murder, stigmatizing Capone; and protecting the star witnesses for the prosecution during the pretrial period of Al Capone's income tax evasion case.
- Southern Illinois University Press
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- 1st Edition
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- 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)
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Dennis E. Hoffman is an associate professor of criminal justice at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
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