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dc.contributor.authorMoore, William Howard
dc.contributor.corporatenameUniversity of Missouri Press
dc.coverage.spatialUnited States
dc.date.issued1974
dc.descriptionBibliography: page [243]-259
dc.description.abstractIn 1950, the essentials of two distinct interpretations of organized crime existed side by side in the United States. One was essentially socioeconomic, one conspiratorial. The Kefauver Crime Committee of 1950-1951 was to play a vital role in orienting both professional and popular opinion toward a conspiracy interpretation. In doing so, the Committee ignored the nascent but promising body of sociological literature, and it dismissed out of hand the economic and legal arguments for regulation. In years to come, its widely heralded reports provided the essential material for college textbooks and journalistic accounts and became a model for the McClellan investigation and other official studies. This effort was intended as a study of the Committee and not of crime.
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dc.description.tableofcontentsThe American approach to organized crime -- The postwar crime scare -- The creation of the committee -- The wire service story -- The mafia as myth -- The politics of crime -- The New York crime show -- The decline of the committee -- The committee's legacy
dc.format.extentxii, 269 pages
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/15149
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri Press
dc.relation.ispartofUniversity of Missouri Press (MU)
dc.relation.ispartofcollectionUniversity of Missouri Press
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri System. Office of Academic Affairs (UM). University of Missouri Press
dc.subject.lcshUnited States. Congress. Senate. Special Committee to Investigate Organized Crime in Interstate Commerce
dc.subject.lcshOrganized crime
dc.titleThe Kefauver Committee and the politics of crime, 1950-1952en_US
dc.typeBooken_US


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