The analysis and containment of organized crime in New York City and beyond: An interview with James B. Jacobs

Woodiwiss, M. (2015) The analysis and containment of organized crime in New York City and beyond: An interview with James B. Jacobs. Trends in Organized Crime, 18 (1-2). pp. 86-93. ISSN 1084-4791 Available from: http://eprints.uwe.ac.uk/24582

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This email interview with James B. Jacobs was conducted during 2014. As a law student at University of Chicago in the early 1970s, Jacobs conducted a participant observation study at Stateville Penitentiary, Illinois’ largest and most notorious maximum security prison. That research resulted in his first major publication, “Street Gangs Behind Bars” published in Social Problems (1973). Two years later, he was awarded a Ph.D. (Sociology) In 1975, Jacobs joined Cornell University as assistant professor of law and sociology. . In 1977, the University of Chicago Press published his Stateville; The Penitentiary in Mass Society (1977). In 1982, Jacobs moved to New York University (NYU) as professor of law and director of the Center for Research in Crime and Justice. In the mid 1980s Jacobs took up a consulting position with the New York State Organized Crime Task Force whose work led to many convictions of racketeers and their associates in the New York City construction industry. That project was followed by four books on local, state and federal governments’ legal attack on organized crime. The most recent of these is Breaking the Devil’s Pact: The Battle to Free the Teamsters from the Mob (2011).

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:organized crime, organized crime control, administrative approaches to organized crime control
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education
ID Code:24582
Deposited By: Dr M. Woodiwiss
Deposited On:06 Jan 2015 12:46
Last Modified:01 Mar 2017 03:13

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