Organized Crime and Its Containment

Organized Crime and Its Containment

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This book is the result of a conference which the editors, with the support of Dutch authorities, organized in October 22-26, 1990, in The Hague between the members of the New York State Organized Crime Task Force and Dutch officials and academics concerned with the topic. The contributors, on the one hand, stress the changing nature of organized crime and the mechanisms it utilizes to control legitimate industries. On the other hand, they emphasize and demonstrate the need for sophisticated pro-active strategies that differ from traditional reactive law enforcement approaches. This book is the first to systematically compare the American situation (New York) and the European situation (Netherlands); two urban areas which show many similarities.of La Cosa Nostra - actually set up a union to take control of this relatively small industry. After pieces of dry wall (sheetrock) are hammered into place to make a wall, special workers, commonly called tapers, use tape and various ... Many of the major carpentry contractors in New York are owned or controlled by members of organized crime. ... That union, Local 530 of the Operative Plasterers and Cement Masons International Association was formed by a Genovese capo and an Laanbsp;...

Title:Organized Crime and Its Containment
Author:C. J. C. F. Fijnaut, James Barrett Jacobs
Publisher:Martinus Nijhoff Publishers - 1991


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