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NCJ Number: 78266 Find in a Library
Title: Organized Crime
Corporate Author: WGBH Education Foundation
United States of America
Project Director: P Downey; S A Gilford
Date Published: Unknown
Sponsoring Agency: US Dept of Justice

WGBH Education Foundation
Boston, MA 02134
Grant Number: 377-193
Format: Film
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Ralph Salerno, the only police officer to serve on the President's Task Force To Investigate Organized Crime, defines and explains organized crime's structure to law enforcement officers.
Abstract: The film, part of a series chaired by moderator James P. Kelly, is recommended for the inservice training of law enforcement personnel. Salerno provides a comprehensive definition of organized crime and then demonstrates, by using a diagram, the evolution of organized crime from tactical and strategic crimes and illegal businesses to involvement in legitimate and big business and finally government. He also explains the functions of such organized crime participants as 'buffers,' 'money movers,' 'enforcers,' and 'corrupters.' A question-and-answer session is conducted with the assistant attorney general, State prosecutor, and a private attorney, from the State of Massachusetts. Both lecture and followup emphasize the average police officer's role as the key person in intelligence-gathering. (Author abstract modified)
Index Term(s): Audiovisual aids; Films; In-service Training; Organized crime; Police personnel; Professional in-service education
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