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NCJ Number: 134211 Find in a Library
Title: Gambling Enforcement and Police Corruption
Author(s): J Rubinstein
Corporate Author: Cmssn on the Review of the National Policy Toward Gambling
United States of America
Date Published: 1974
Page Count: 36
Sponsoring Agency: Cmssn on the Review of the National Policy Toward Gambling
Washington, DC 20036
National Technical Information Service
Springfield, VA 22151
Publication Number: PB-243-819
Sale Source: National Technical Information Service
US Dept of Commerce
5285 Port Royal Road
Springfield, VA 22151
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report, based partially on the findings of the Pennsylvania Crime Commission and the Knapp Commission in New York City, discusses the role of the police in local gambling law enforcement.
Abstract: Several questions about gambling and police corruption are identified that have not been answered or even raised by those who should be concerned with the problem. The career of a police patrol officer is traced from the training phase through probable corruption by colleagues or local gambling operators. The author indicates that corruption usually exists at all levels of law enforcement and is often supported by other, higher levels of government. He concludes that, as long as police are involved in gambling law enforcement, their corruption by gambling interests will remain widespread, difficult to control, and perhaps inevitable. Any police department that must confront entrenched, organized street gambling must have decentralized vice units. Further, since gambling is an important local business, police knowledge of its operations is essential. Such knowledge, however, increases the potential for corruption. 46 footnotes
Main Term(s): Gambling control; Police corruption
Index Term(s): New York; Pennsylvania
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