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NCJ Number: 35796 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: STUDY OF THE FEASIBILITY OF DEVELOPING NEW EFFECTIVENESS MEASURES FOR ORGANIZED CRIME CONTROL EFFORTS UNSUCCESSFUL MEASURES - FINAL REPORT
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: International Research and Technology Corporation
United States of America
Date Published: 1971
Page Count: 17
Sponsoring Agency: International Research and Technology Corporation
Washington, DC 20036
US Dept of Justice

US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: NI-70-084
Publication Number: IRT-238-R
Type: Statistics
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS STUDY WAS TO IDENTIFY AND EXAMINE THE PREDICTIVE UTILITY OF SEVERAL CATEGORIES OF INDICES DIRECTED AT MONITORING PHENOMENA WHICH MAY BE AFFECTED BY CHANGES IN THE LEVEL OF ORGANIZED CRIMINAL ACTIVITY.
Abstract: THIS STUDY WAS UNDERTAKEN TO PROVIDE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIAL WITH A GENERAL APPROACH FOR THE SYSTEMATIC DEVELOPMENT OF INDICES TO EVALUATE AND GUIDE ORGANIZED CRIME CONTROL PROGRAMS. THE POSSIBILITIES FOR DEVELOPING INDICES OF ORGANIZED CRIMINAL ACTIVITY IN SIX AREAS WERE EXAMINED: MISUSE OF UNION PENSION AND WELFARE PLAN FUNDS (NCJ-35794); LABOR RACKETEERING (NCJ-35795); ILLEGAL OFF-TRACK BETTING (NCJ-35798); ILLICIT BUSINESS PRACTICES (NCJ-35797); AND ILLEGAL PHARAMACEUTICAL DRUG MANUFACTURE AND DISTRIBUTION. THIS REPORT SUMMARIZES THE UNSUCCESSFUL ATTEMPTS TO DEVELOP INDICES. THESE UNSUCCESSFUL ATTEMPTS WERE IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS: LABOR RACKETERRING, ILLICIT BUSINESS PRACTICES, SALE OF STOLEN OR HIJACKED CIGARETTES AND ILLEGAL MANUFACTURE AND DISTRIBUTION OF PHARMACEUTICAL DRUGS. THE AREAS THOUGHT TO BE A GENERAL INDEX OF LABOR RACKETEERING WERE THE DISAFFILIATIONS AND AFFILIATIONS OF LABOR UNION LOCALS. FIVE SPECIFIC CATEGORIES OF ILLICIT BUSINESS PRACTICES WERE EXAMINED: EXTORTION, SCAM, ILLICIT REMOVAL OF A FIRM'S ASSETS, INSURANCE FRAUD, AND ILLICIT HOME IMPROVEMENT OPERATIONS. IT WAS HYPOTHESIZED THAT FLUCTUATIONS IN THE STATE SALES TAX RECEIPTS OF CIGARETTES WOULD BE AN INDEX OF THE LEVEL OF THE SALES OF CIGARETTES EITHER SMUGGLED INTO THE STATE OR HIJACKED. FOR OTHER REPORTS IN THIS SERIES, SEE NJC-35794-95 AND 35797-98.
Index Term(s): Crime Control Programs; Crime detection; Criminal infiltration of business; Drug law offenses; Effectiveness; Evaluation measures; Labor racketeering; Organized crime; Organized crime intelligence; Organized crime investigation; Smuggling/Trafficking; Statistical analysis
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