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Title The Business of crime : a documentary study of organized crime in the American economy / edited and with an introduction by Alan A. Block
Published London : Routledge, 2019
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Contents Introduction: The Business of Organized Crime -- The Process -- An Investigation of the Loan-Shark Racket -- Labor Racketeering Activities of Jack McCarthy and National Consultants Associated, Ltd -- Industries Under Siege -- The Return of the Sweatshop -- An Investigation Concerning Racketeer Activities in Connection with the Air Freight Industry in the New York Metropolitan Area -- Waterfront Corruption -- Criminal Infiltration of the Toxic and Solid Waste Disposal Industries in New York State -- Declaration of Joseph Hauser Before the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, April 27, 1983 -- Fighting Back -- Oversight Inquiry of the Department of Labor's Investigation of the Teamsters Central States Pension Fund -- Government's Memorandum of Law in Support of Its Motion for Preliminary Relief
Summary Members of organized crime syndicates have gained control of key businesses and trade unions through their strategic positions as arbiters of labor-management conflicts and as dispensers of illegal credit. They are managing important sectors of the contemporary marketplace, engaging in activities far more significant than the vice enterprises usually associated with criminal activity. Difficult to access for scholarly study, organized crime is best documented in judicial findings and in legislative reports from criminal investigations and public hearings. In this book, Alan Block has assembled a rich cross section of these reports. Taken together, they illustrate how organized crime has infiltrated important industries and taken control of union pension and welfare funds. Designed for students of criminology, sociology, and deviance, the book provides a comprehensive overview of the business of crime in America today
Notes Alan A. Block is professor of administration of justice at The Pennsylvania State University
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Subject Corporations -- Corrupt practices -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Sources
Organized crime investigation -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Sources
Organized crime -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Sources
Genre/Form Electronic books
History.
Sources.
Form Electronic book
Author Block, Alan A.
ISBN 0429309244
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