Considers law as a tool for control of organized crime. Specific topics addressed include structures
and methods of criminal organizations; legal limits on electronic surveillance, physical searches, and
grand jury investigations (including witness immunity, contempt of court, and perjury prosecutions);
aspects of substantive criminal law, and of the law of criminal procedure, evidence, and sentencing,
that present special problems in organized crime cases; and a brief introduction to statutes
particularly aimed at organized crime, such as the federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt
Organizations (RICO) act.