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NCJ Number: 35798 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: STUDY OF THE FEASIBILITY OF DEVELOPING NEW EFFECTIVENESS MEASURES FOR ORGANIZED CRIME CONTROL EFFORTS - ILLEGAL OFF-TRACK BETTING - FINAL REPORT
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: International Research and Technology Corporation
United States of America
Date Published: 1971
Page Count: 23
Sponsoring Agency: International Research and Technology Corporation
Washington, DC 20036
US Dept of Justice

US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Contract Number: NI-70-084
Publication Number: IRT-237-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 OFFICIALS WITH A GENERAL APPROACH FOR THE SYSTEMATIC DEVELOPMENT OF INDICES TO EVALUATE AND GUIDE ORGANIZED CRIME CONTROL PROGRAMS. IT WAS HYPOTHESIZED THAT FLUCTUATIONS IN THE SALES OF RACING PUBLICATIONS ARE INDICES OF CHANGES IN THE LEVEL OF OFF-TRACK BETTING. THIS HYPOTHESIS WAS TESTED BY PLOTTING WEEKLY SALES FIGURES OF A POPULAR RACING PUBLICATION AT SELECTED NEWSSTANDS FOR EACH OF THREE YEARS TO DETERMINE IF OBSERVED FLUCTUATIONS COULD BE LINKED TO POLICE RAIDS ON BETTING PARLORS AND WIRE ROOMS. THE RELATIVE DECLINE IN THE SALE OF RACING PUBLICATIONS WAS HYPOTHESIZED TO BE A MEASURE OF EFFECTIVENESS OF THE RAID. TABULAR AND GRAPHIC DATA IS PRESENTED ON THE SALE OF RACING PUBLICATIONS AT SEVERAL NEWSSTANDS IN ONE METROPOLITAN AREA FOR 1967, 1968, AND 1969; THE DATES OF KNOWN POLICE RAIDS; AND THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE TWO. BASED ON ANALYSIS RESULTS, IT IS SUGGESTED THAT THERE MAY BE SOME RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE SALE OF RACING PUBLICATIONS AND RAIDS. FOR OTHER REPORTS IN THE SERIES, SEE NCJ-35794-97.
Index Term(s): Crime Control Programs; Crime detection; Effectiveness; Evaluation measures; Illegal gaming/gambling; Off-track betting; Organized crime; Organized crime intelligence; Organized crime investigation; Statistical analysis
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