A Review of Organized Crime—The Fifth Estate

    Volume 25, Issue 3 (July 1980)

    ISSN: 0022-1198


    Published Online: 1 July 1980

    Page Count: 1

    Crown, DA
    Director, Questioned Document Laboratory, Office of Technical Services, CIA, Washington, D.C.


    Unless one is involved with the problem, one gains most of one's information and attitudes toward organized crime from newspaper headlines and instant TV analyses of the problem. It comes as a bit of a surprise to some of us that organized crime is not the prerogative of a monolithic fraternity for individuals of Sicilian descent. According to the author, organized crime is, in reality, “a loose confederation of ethnic and regional crime groups, bound by economic and political necessity.”

    Paper ID: JFS11279J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS11279J

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    Title A Review of Organized Crime—The Fifth Estate
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee E30