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NCJ Number: 81683 Find in a Library
Title: National Conference on Organized Crime - An Address by Harold Tyler
Author(s): H Tyler
Project Director: T Gavey
Date Published: Unknown
Sponsoring Agency: National College of District Attorneys
Houston, TX 77004
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Format: Film
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The Deputy U.S. Attorney General argues that Americans are generally unsupportive of law enforcement efforts against organized crime and that the American public must be educated about the ramifications of its activities which are directly or indirectly related to organized crime.
Abstract: Anecdotes are used to illustrate how trivial actions taken by ordinary citizens, such as gambling on football and baseball games, buying goods from the black market, and smuggling items though customs, are tied to organized crime. One of organized crime's main victims is legitimate business. In many parts of the country, businesses are run legitimately because organized crime is virtually nonexistent. However, in 10 to 15 urban areas of the Nation organized crime is very strong, due in part to the drastic changes which have occurred in business practices. Law enforcement must make greater efforts to convince business people, bankers, brokers, etc., that their continued cooperation is needed to fight white-collar and organized crime. Without the public's cooperation and awareness, law enforcement efforts against organized crime will have no lasting effect. For the conference sessions, see NCJ 81673.
Index Term(s): Organized crime prevention; Public Attitudes/Opinion; Public education
Note: *This document is currently unavailable from NCJRS. Videotape, 36 minutes, color, 1 inch - Part of the National Conference on Organized Crime held in Washington, DC on October 1-4, 1975.
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