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Organized Crime Study Guide 2 1. Paradigm-Model or explanation that is developed in order to better understand the nature and structure of organized crime 2. General types of models/organized crime 3. Joseph Valachi-Testified in the McClellan hearings, wherein he revealed the existence of the Castellammarese War and described the workings of the “Cosa Nostra” in terms that fit the hierarchical model of organized crime 4. McClellan committee-First time an “insider” ever admitted belonging to a “Mafia” or talked about a criminal conspiracy in the country 5. Kefauver committee- investigated organized crime which crossed state borders in the United States 6. Task force report on organized crime-Recommended that for felonies committed as part of a continuing enterprise, the law should provide for extended prison sentences, which resulted in the RICO statute.
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