Category Archives: Organized Crime

2011 IASOC Distinguished Scholar Award

Congratulations to Center Director James B. Jacobs, who received the 2011 Distinguished Scholar Award from the International Association for the Study of Organized Crime (IASOC), in recognition of his sustained and significant scholarly contributions in the field of organized crime.

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Breaking the Devil’s Pact: The Battle to Free the Teamsters from the Mob (NYU Press 2011) (James B. Jacobs and Kerry T. Cooperman)

In 1988, despite powerful Congressional opposition, U.S. Attorney Rudy Giuliani brought a massive civil racketeering (RICO) suit against the leaders of the behemoth International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) and more than two dozen Cosa Nostra (LCN) leaders. Intending to land … Continue reading

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