Book Discussion on Mobsters, Unions, And Feds

Professor Jacobs talked about his book Mobsters, Unions, and Feds: The Mafia and the American Labor Movement, published by New York… read more

Professor Jacobs talked about his book Mobsters, Unions, and Feds: The Mafia and the American Labor Movement, published by New York University Press. He described the history of the infiltration of unions by the mob and the power this gives organized crime in large cities around the United States. Professor Jacobs argued that while the power of organized crime is a well-known open secret, it is treated as if it doesn’t exist by scholars who write about government and power such as Robert Dahl and Robert Caro. He also talked about the rare efforts by the federal government to crack down on the mob and the complacency that most people (including politicians) seem to have when it comes to the existence of organized crime. After his presentation he answered audience members' questions. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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  • Milton Heumann Professor Rutgers University->Political Science
  • James B. Jacobs Founder New York University School of Law->Center for Research in Crime and Justice

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Book Discussion on Mobsters, Unions, And Feds

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Piscataway, New Jersey, United States
First Aired:
Apr 8, 2006
Last Aired:
May 22, 2006

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  • Apr 08, 2006 | 10:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 09, 2006 | 7:58am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 22, 2006 | 5:00am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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