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The Resource Soviet Emigre Organized Crime Networks in the United States, 1992-1995, James O. Finckenauer, Elin Waring, (electronic resource)

Soviet Emigre Organized Crime Networks in the United States, 1992-1995, James O. Finckenauer, Elin Waring, (electronic resource)

Label
Soviet Emigre Organized Crime Networks in the United States, 1992-1995
Title
Soviet Emigre Organized Crime Networks in the United States, 1992-1995
Statement of responsibility
James O. Finckenauer, Elin Waring
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The goal of this study was to assess the nature and scope of Soviet emigre crime in the United States, with a special focus on the question of whether and how well this crime was organized. The research project was designed to overcome the lack of reliable and valid knowledge on Soviet emigre crime networks through the systematic collection, evaluation, and analysis of information. In Part 1, the researchers conducted a national survey of 750 law enforcement specialists and prosecutors to get a general overview of Soviet emigre crime in the United States. For Parts 2-14, the researchers wanted to look particularly at the character, operations, and structure, as well as the criminal ventures and enterprises, of Soviet emigre crime networks in the New York-New Jersey-Pennsylvania region. They were also interested in any international criminal connections to these networks, especially with the former Soviet Union. The investigators focused particularly on identifying whether these particular networks met the following criteria commonly used to define organized crime: (1) some degree of hierarchical structure within the network, (2) continuity of that structure over time, (3) use of corruption and violence to facilitate and protect criminal activities, (4) internal discipline within the network structure, (5) involvement in multiple criminal enterprises that are carried out with a degree of criminal sophistication, (6) involvement in legitimate businesses, and (7) bonding among participants based upon shared ethnicity. Data for Parts 2-14 were collected from a collaborative effort with the Tri-State Joint Project on Soviet Emigre Organized Crime. From 1992 through 1995 every investigative report or other document produced by the project was entered into a computer file that became the database for the network analysis. Documents included undercover observation and surveil... Cf.: http://dx.doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02594
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Additional physical form
Also available as downloadable files.
Cataloging source
ICPSR
Characteristic
combination
Funding information
United States Department of Justice. NationalInstitute of Justice.
Geographic coverage
New Jersey, New York (state), Pennsylvania, United States.
Government publication
unknown if item is government publication
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Finckenauer, James O
  • Waring, Elin J
  • Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research
Series statement
ICPSR
Series volume
2594
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Career criminals
  • Emigrants
  • Ethnicity
  • Law enforcement agencies
  • Organized crime
  • Violence
Target audience
specialized
Label
Soviet Emigre Organized Crime Networks in the United States, 1992-1995, James O. Finckenauer, Elin Waring, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from ICPSR DDI metadata of 2004-10-30
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
mixed
Contents
Part 1: National Survey of Law Enforcement and Prosecutors Data; Part 2: Actor Identification Data; Part 3: Sources of Data; Part 4: Indictments Data; Part 5: Tips Data; Part 6: Reports Data; Part 7: Criminal Acts Data; Part 8: Confidential Informants Data; Part 9: Newspaper Data; Part 10: Social Surveillance Data; Part 11: Other Surveillance Data; Part 12: Company Reports Data; Part 13: Phone Calls Data; Part 14: Phone Books Data
Control code
MIU01000000000000005046951
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
ICPSR version.
File format
multiple file formats
Governing access note
AVAILABLE. This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions
Level of compression
unknown
Note
MU: Records downloaded from ICPSR site on Dec. 8, 2009.
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (MiAaI)ICPSR02594
  • (OCoLC)ocm61147534
  • (MiAaI)ICPSR02594
  • (OCoLC)ocm61147534
System details
Mode of access: Internet
Type of computer file
14 data files + machine-readable documentation (PDF) + SAS data definition statements + SPSS data definition statements.
Label
Soviet Emigre Organized Crime Networks in the United States, 1992-1995, James O. Finckenauer, Elin Waring, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Title from ICPSR DDI metadata of 2004-10-30
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
mixed
Contents
Part 1: National Survey of Law Enforcement and Prosecutors Data; Part 2: Actor Identification Data; Part 3: Sources of Data; Part 4: Indictments Data; Part 5: Tips Data; Part 6: Reports Data; Part 7: Criminal Acts Data; Part 8: Confidential Informants Data; Part 9: Newspaper Data; Part 10: Social Surveillance Data; Part 11: Other Surveillance Data; Part 12: Company Reports Data; Part 13: Phone Calls Data; Part 14: Phone Books Data
Control code
MIU01000000000000005046951
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
ICPSR version.
File format
multiple file formats
Governing access note
AVAILABLE. This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions
Level of compression
unknown
Note
MU: Records downloaded from ICPSR site on Dec. 8, 2009.
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (MiAaI)ICPSR02594
  • (OCoLC)ocm61147534
  • (MiAaI)ICPSR02594
  • (OCoLC)ocm61147534
System details
Mode of access: Internet
Type of computer file
14 data files + machine-readable documentation (PDF) + SAS data definition statements + SPSS data definition statements.

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