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NCJ Number: 68137 Find in a Library
Title: ORGANIZED CRIME - PUBLIC BEWARE!
Corporate Author: Current Affairs Films
United States of America
Date Published: 1980
Sponsoring Agency: Current Affairs Films
Ridgefield, CT 06877
Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: Current Affairs Films
P.O. Box 426
346 Ethan Allen Highway (Rt 7)
Ridgefield, CT 06877
United States of America

Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE HISTORICAL BACKGROUND, FORMS AND METHODS, RECENT CHANGES, AND THE CONTROL OF ORGANIZED CRIME ARE DISCUSSED WITH AN EMPHASIS ON THE DAMAGING EFFECTS TO SOCIETY.
Abstract: SUPPORTED BY A COLORFILMSTRIP, THE AUDIOCASSETTE TRACES ORGANIZED CRIME FROM ITS ORIGINS IN THE 1920'S THROUGH THE GAMBLING, DRUG, AND LOANSHARKING ACTIVITIES OF THE 1930'S TO ITS PRESENT INVOLVEMENT WITH LABOR UNIONS, INSURANCE COMPANIES, SUPERMARKETS, AND BANKS. THE METHODS OF ORGANIZED CRIME ARE THE RUTHLESS USE OF VIOLENCE AND RELIANCE ON FEAR; THEY OFTEN INVOLVE THE DEATHS OF INNOCENT PEOPLE. IN MODERN ORGANIZED CRIME, THE LEADERS FREQUENTLY POSSESS COLLEGE DEGREES IN SUCH FIELDS AS BUSINESS MANAGEMENT, AND BLACKS AND HISPANICS ARE BEGINNING TO DISPLACE ITALIANS IN THE TOP ECHELONS OF CRIME ORGANIZATIONS. MORE USE OF THE FEDERAL ORGANIZED CRIME CONTROL ACT IS URGED, AND THE NEED FOR GREATER PUBLIC AWARENESS IS EMPHASIZED. THE FILMSTRIP IS PRIMARILY FOR USE IN JUNIOR AND SENIOR HIGH SCHOOLS, BUT CAN ALSO BE USED WITH CIVIC GROUPS AND OTHER ADULT AUDIENCES. THE KIT INCLUDES A PRINTED DISCUSSION GUIDE FURNISHING BACKGROUND INFORMATION, SUGGESTIONS FOR DISCUSSION AND ACTIVITIES, A BIBLIOGRAPHY, AND A STUDENT QUIZ.
Index Term(s): Audiovisual aids; Organized crime; Organized Crime Control Act of 1970
Note: *This document is currently unavailable from NCJRS. THE KIT CONTAINS ONE COLOR FILMSTRIP, AN AUDIOCASSETTE, AND AN ELEVEN PAGE DISCUSSION GUIDE.
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