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Title: Techniques in the Investigation and Prosecution of Organized Crime - Extortionate and Usurious Credit Transactions - A Simulated Investigation With Teacher's Guide
Author(s): R Goldstock
Corporate Author: Cornell University
Cornell Institute on Organized Crime
United States of America
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 182
Sponsoring Agency: Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14850
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 78-PT-AX-0001
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A simulated training exercise is provided for the investigation of extortionate and usurious credit transactions.
Abstract: Public court records, printed materials, and the author's and his colleagues' experiences were used as the basis for the simulated investigation. The characters are patterned on persons who have participated in similar organized criminal schemes. Emphasis on the laws and procedures of any particular jurisdiction was avoided. The six workshops consist of the raw data of the investigation, accompanied by a teacher's guide which states the premise for the workshop, the specific problems involved, and a guide for analyzing the problems presented. The bankruptcy records, checks, reports, and other documents which form the basis of the investigation have been provided for study purposes. The workshops discuss investigative planning, electronic surveillance, analysis of books and records, legal objections to testifying, examination of the recalcitrant witness, and perjury and contempt indictments. The appendix discussed straight bankruptcy. (Author abstract modified)
Index Term(s): Criminal investigation; Extortion; Loan sharking; Organized crime investigation; Simulation; Staff development training
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