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Government Versus Organized Crime / Edition 1

Government Versus Organized Crime / Edition 1

by Nancy E. Marion
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Offering a unique look at organized crime, this book focuses on the political responses to this social problem. Complete with a history and description of the issue, it addresses the emergence of organized crime in the Unites States and discusses the political, social and economic factors that allowed it to thrive. It moves beyond other books to reveal the actions taken by the federal government to reduce the criminal activity committed by these groups. With the focus on criminal justice and politics, the book examines the major crime families, the major legislations, and the evolution of this world wide phenomenon.

Focuses on the political responses to organized crime giving readers aunique view of the topic. Emphasizes the relationship between criminal justice, politics and organized crime throughout the book. Provides a solid history of organized crime in the U.S. Describes the major crime familiesin New York and other cities such as Cleveland, Detroit, Philadelphia, and Denver. Devotes a chapter to the future of organized crime - Considers where we have been in terms of fighting organized crime and where we need to go in terms of preventing it.

Law enforcement professionals and those interested in the political response to a social problem of organized crime.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780131724068
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Publication date: 06/16/2007
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 596
Product dimensions: 6.92(w) x 9.22(h) x 0.86(d)

About the Author

Nancy Marion is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Akron. She holds a Ph.D. in political science from the State University of New York at Binghamton. She is the author of several books and numerous scholarly articles on the public policy of crime and criminal justice. Her research interests revolve around the interplay of politics and criminal justice.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction/ Description of Organized Crime

I. Introduction

II. What Is Organized Crime?

a. Definition

III. Characteristics of Organized Crime Groups

a. Goal: Profit

b. Longevity

c. Secrecy

d. Violence

e. Opportunistic

f. Corruption

g. Restricted Membership

h. Conspiracy

i. Hierarchy

j. NonIdeological

k. Loyalty

l. Monopolistic

m. Rules and Regulations

n. Conclusion

IV. What They Do

a. Extortion

b. Legitimate Business

c. Illicit Narcotics/Drugs

d. Money Laundering

e. Trash Removal

f. Ration Stamps

g. Prostitution/ Pornography/Sex Trade

h. Loansharking

i. Gambling

j. Gasoline Excise Taxes

k. Protection Rackets

l. Labor Racketeering

V. Transnational/Global Organized Crime

VI. Theories

VII. Amount/Frequency

VIII. Why Study Organized Crime?

IX. Rest of Book

X. Summary

Chapter 2: A Short Description of the History of Organized Crime

I. Introduction

II. The Roots of Organized Crime

a. Camorra/Naples

b. ‘Ndrangheta Introduction

c. Sicily: Sicilian Mob

d. Mussolini

III. Brought to U.S.: Immigration

a. Irish

b. Jewish

c. Italian

IV. Political Machines

a. Chicago

b. New York: Tammany Hall

c. Kansas City: Pendergast Machine

V. Prohibition

a. State Prohibition

b. National Prohibition

c. Consequences of Prohibition: Violence, Corruption, Consolidation and Growth of organized crime

d. Repeal of Prohibition

VI. Organized Crime

a. Arnold Rothstein

b. Guiseppe AJoe the Boss@ Messaria and Salvatore Maranzano

c. Castellamarese War

d. Commission

e. Murder, Incorporated

VII. Summary

Chapter 3: New York Families

I. Introduction

II. Genovese Family

III. Mineo-Anastasia-Gambino Crime Family

IV. Lucchese Crime Family

V. Bonnano Crime Family

VI. Profaci Colombo Family

VII. Summary

Chapter 4: Other Prominent U.S. Crime Families

I. Detroit

II. Cleveland

III. New England

IV. Philadelphia/ Atlantic City

V. New Orleans

VI. Denver

VII. Buffalo, NY

VIII. Chicago

IX. Tampa, Florida

X. Las Vegas

XI. Summary

Chapter 5: Government Versus Organized Crime: The Early Years

I. Introduction

II. Conditions Prior to Apalachin Meeting

III. Apalachin NY Conference

1. Agenda

2. Outcomes

IV. How the Government Succeeded

1. Congressional Action

2. Law Enforcement

V. Summary

Chapter 6: Congressional Action Through 1962

I. Introduction

II. Early Legislation: 1910

III. Early Congressional Hearings

a. The Chicago Crime Commission

b. Hearings in 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s

IV. Legislation: 1940s

V. Hearings 1950: Kefauver Committee and other Minor Hearings

VI. 1951 Legislation

VII. Hearings 1952: The Subcommittee of the Committee on the District of Columbia Investigating Crime and Law Enforcement

VIII. 1955: Hearings and Legislation

IX. 1957: McClellan Hearings

X. 1961: Hearings

XI. Legislation 1961-62

Chapter 7: Congressional Action 1963-Present

I. Introduction

II. 1963-64: 88th Congress: Hearings

III. 1965-66: 89th Congress

a. Hearings: Oyster Bay Conference

b. Hearings: 1965 Task Force: The President’s Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice

c. Legislation

VI. 1967-68: 90th Congressional Session

a. Hearings: 1967 Task Force on Organized Crime

b. Legislation

VII. 1969-70: 91st Congress

a. Hearings

b. Legislation: Organized Crime Control Act of 1970 (RICO)

VIII. 1971-72: 92nd Congress

a. Hearings

b. Legislation

IX. 1975-76: 94th Congress

a. Hearings (Task Force on Organized Crime)

X. 1981:82: 97th Congress

a. Hearings

b. Legislation

XI. 1983-84: 98th Congress

a. Hearings (President’s Commission on Organized Crime)

b. Legislation

XII. 1985-86: 99th Congress

a. Legislation

XIII. 1987-88: 100th Congress

a. Hearings (U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations)

b. Legislation

XIV. Later Years: Hearings

XV. 1989-90: 101st Congress: Hearings

XVI. 1991-92: 102nd Congress

XVII. 1995-96: 104th Congress

XVIII.1997-98: 105th Congress

XIX. 1999-2000: 106th Congress

XX. 2000-01: 107th Congress

XXI. Summary

Chapter 8: Law Enforcement’s Fight Against Organized Crime

I Introduction (Petrosino)

II. Bureaucracies


B. Prohibition Bureau


FBI Directors

FBI Agents

FBI Today

D. Others (Marshals, DEA, ATF)

III. Attorneys General

William D. Mitchell

Homer S. Cummings

J. Howard McGrath

William P. Rogers

Robert Kennedy

Nicholas de B. Katzenback

Ramsey Clark

George Mitchell

Edward H. Levi

Griffin Bell

Richard Thornburgh

IV. Famous Prosecutors

Thomas Dewey

Rudy Guiliani

V. FBI: Famous Cases Against Organized Crime

VI. Summary

Chapter 9: Presidents and Organized Crime

I. Introduction

II. Hoover (Republican; 1929-1933)

III. FDR (Democrat; 1933-1945)

IV. Eisenhower (Republican; 1953-1961)

V. Kennedy (Democrat; 1961-1963)

VI. Johnson (Democrat; 1963-1969)

VII. Nixon (Republican; 1969-1974)

VIII. Ford and Carter

IX. Reagan (Republican 1981-1989)

X. Bush (Republican 1989-93)

XI. Clinton (Democrat; 191993-2001)

XII. Summary

Chapter 10: Mob Rats

I. Introduction

II. Genovese Family: Joseph Valachi

III. Lucchese Family: Henry Hill

IV. New England: Vincent Teresa

V. Philadelphia: “Big Ron” Previte

VI. Philadelphia Boss: Ralph Natale

VII. Gambino Crime Family: Sammy AThe Bull@ Gravano

VIII. Murder, Inc: Abe Reles

IX. Colombo/Profaci: Gregory Scarpa

X. Cleveland/ Los Angeles: Jimmy Fratianno

XI. Philadelphia: Philip Leonetti

XII. Lucchese: Alphonse ALittle Al@ D=Arco

XIII. Bonanno Family: Joey Massino

XIV. Betty Tocco

XV. Angelo Lonardo

XVI. Summary

Chapter 11: Organized Crime in Other Countries

I. Introduction

II. Asian Mobs

a. Chinese: gangs, triads, and tongs

b. Japanese: Boryokudan and Yazuka

c. Vietnamese Criminal Groups

III. Colombia: Medellin and Cali Cartels

IV. Jamaican Posse

V. Russia: Russian Mob

VI. Conclusion

Chapter 12: Conclusion/Future

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