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Jacobs, James B.

Works: 68 works in 243 publications in 1 language and 18,863 library holdings
Genres: Trials, litigation, etc  History  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Performer
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by James B Jacobs
Hate crimes : criminal law & identity politics by James B Jacobs( )

30 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 2,461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the evolution of hate crime laws in the United States, examining the effectiveness of such laws, the interpretation of their legal definitions, and the challenges they pose to law enforcement officials
Gotham unbound : how New York City was liberated from the grip of organized crime by James B Jacobs( )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 2,339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second half compellingly documents the campaign to purge the mob from unions, industries, and economic sectors, focusing on the unrelenting law enforcement efforts and the central role of Rudolph Giuliani's mayoral administration in devising innovative regulatory strategies to combat the mob."--Jacket
Mobsters, unions, and feds : the Mafia and the American labor movement by James B Jacobs( )

16 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 2,335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first book to document organized labor and the massive federal clean-up effort
Can gun control work? by James B Jacobs( )

22 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 2,258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jacobs moves beyond easy slogans and broad-brush ideology to examine the on-the-ground practicalities of gun control, from mandatory safety locks to outright prohibition and disarmament. Casting aside ideology and abstractions, he cautions against the belief that there exists some gun control solution which, had we the political will to seize it, would substantially reduce violent crime."--Jacket
Breaking the devil's pact : the battle to free the Teamsters from the mob by James B Jacobs( )

15 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and held by 1,511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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 a fatal blow to the mafia, Giuliani asserted that the union and organized-crime defendants had formed a devil's pact. He charged the IBT leaders with allowing their organized-crime cronies to use the union as a profit center in exchange for the mobsters' political support and a share of the spoils of corruption. On the eve of what would have been one of the most explosive trials in organized-crime and labor history, the Department of Justice and the Teamsters settled. <strong>Breaking the Devil's Pact</strong> traces the fascinating history of U.S. v. IBT, beginning with Giuliani's controversial lawsuit and continuing with in-depth analysis of the ups and downs of an unprecedented remedial effort involving the Department of Justice, the federal courts, the court-appointed officers (including former FBI and CIA director William Webster and former U.S. attorney general Benjamin Civiletti), and the IBT itself. Now more than 22 years old and spanning over 5 election cycles, U.S. v. IBT is the most important labor case in the last half century, one of the most significant organized crime cases of all time, and one of the most ambitious judicial organizational reform efforts in U.S. history. <strong>Breaking the Devil's Pact</strong> is a penetrating examination of the potential and limits of court-supervised organizational reform in the context of systemic corruption and racketeering"--
Busting the Mob : United States v. Cosa Nostra by James B Jacobs( Book )

12 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 1,458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since Prohibition, the Mafia has captivated the media and the American imagination. From Al Capone to John Gotti, organized crime bosses have achieved notoriety as anti-heroes in popular culture. In practice, organized crime grew strong and wealthy by supplying illicit goods and services and by obtaining control over labor unions and key industries. Despite, or perhaps because of, its power and high profile, Cosa Nostra faced little opposition from law enforcement. In the last fifteen years, however, the very foundations of the mob have been shaken, its bosses imprisoned, its profits diminished, and its influence badly weakened. In this vivid and dramatic book, James B. Jacobs, with Christopher Panarella and Jay Worthington, document the government's relentless attack on organized crime. The authors present an overview of the forces and events that led in the 1980s to the most successful organized crime control initiatives in American history. Enlisting trial testimony, secretly taped conversations, court documents, and depositions, they document five landmark cases, representing the most important organized crime prosecutions of the modern era - Teamsters Local 560, "The Pizza Connection," "The Commission," the International Teamsters, and the prosecution of John Gotti
Drunk driving : an American dilemma by James B Jacobs( Book )

13 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this ambitious interdisciplinary study, James B. Jacobs provides the first comprehensive review and analysis of America's drunk driving problem and of America's anti-drunk driving policies and jurisprudence. In a clear and accessible style, he considers what has been learned, what is being done, and what constitutional limits exist to the control and enforcement of drunk driving
The eternal criminal record by James B Jacobs( )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,050 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For over sixty million Americans, possessing a criminal record overshadows everything else about their public identity. A rap sheet, or even a court appearance or background report that reveals a run-in with the law, can have fateful consequences for a person's interactions with just about everyone else. The Eternal Criminal Record makes transparent a pervasive system of police databases and identity screening that has become a routine feature of American life. The United States is unique in making criminal information easy to obtain by employers, landlords, neighbors, even cyberstalkers. Its nationally integrated rap-sheet system is second to none as an effective law enforcement tool, but it has also facilitated the transfer of ever more sensitive information into the public domain. While there are good reasons for a person's criminal past to be public knowledge, records of arrests that fail to result in convictions are of questionable benefit. Simply by placing someone under arrest, a police officer has the power to tag a person with a legal history that effectively incriminates him or her for life. In James Jacobs's view, law-abiding citizens have a right to know when individuals in their community or workplace represent a potential threat. But convicted persons have rights, too. Jacobs closely examines the problems created by erroneous record keeping, critiques the way the records of individuals who go years without a new conviction are expunged, and proposes strategies for eliminating discrimination based on criminal history, such as certifying the records of those who have demonstrated their rehabilitation. -- from dust jacket
Stateville : the penitentiary in mass society by James B Jacobs( Book )

10 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stateville penitentiary in Illinois has housed some of Chicago's most infamous criminals and was proclaimed to be ""the world's toughest prison"" by Joseph Ragen, Stateville's powerful warden from 1936 to 1961. It shares with Attica, San Quentin, and Jackson the notoriety of being one of the maximum security prisons that has shaped the public's conception of imprisonment. In Stateville James B. Jacobs, a sociologist and legal scholar, presents the first historical examination of a total prison organization-administrators, guards, prisoners, and special interest groups. Jacobs applies Edward Shi
The pursuit of absolute integrity : how corruption control makes government ineffective by Frank Anechiarico( Book )

8 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anticorruption reforms provide excellent political cover for public officials, but do they really reduce corruption? And do the benefits outweigh the costs? In this comprehensive and controversial case study of anticorruption efforts, Frank Anechiarico and James B. Jacobs show how the proliferating regulations and oversight mechanisms designed to prevent or root out corruption seriously undermine our ability to govern. Using anticorruption efforts in New York City to illustrate their argument, Anechiarico and Jacobs demonstrate the costly inefficiencies of pursuing absolute integrity. By proliferating dysfunctions, constraining decision makers' discretion, shaping priorities, and causing delays, corruption control - no less than corruption itself - has contributed to the contemporary crisis in public administration. This book begins a new and vital discourse on how to free public administration from burdensome corruption controls without sacrificing government integrity. It will interest scholars in political science, sociology, public administration, policy studies, and criminology
Busting the Mob : the United States v. Cosa Nostra by James B Jacobs( )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teamsters Local 560: United States v. Local 560 (IBT) -- The Commission: United States v. Salerno -- The Pizza connection: United States v. Badalamenti -- Teamsters International: United States v. International Brotherhood of Teamsters -- The Dapper Don: United States v. Gotti -- A Post-1980 bibliography of organized crime
New perspectives on prisons and imprisonment by James B Jacobs( Book )

8 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Socio-legal foundations of civil-military relations by James B Jacobs( Book )

6 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The myth of prison rape : sexual culture in American prisons by Mark S Fleisher( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Product Description: The Myth of Prison Rape provides a nuanced glimpse into the complex sexual dynamics of the American prison. Drawing on results from the most comprehensive study of inmate sexuality to date, the authors analyze the intricacies of sexuality and sexual violence in daily inmate life. Dynamic case studies and interview excerpts enliven this cultural study of sexuality, safety, and violence in American prisons
Guard unions and the future of the prisons by James B Jacobs( Book )

7 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inside prisons by James B Jacobs( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proposals for prison reform by Norval Morris( Book )

4 editions published between 1974 and 1980 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drinking and crime by James B Jacobs( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Individual rights and institutional authority : prisons, mental hospitals, schools, and military : cases and materials by James B Jacobs( Book )

3 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The UAW Joint Funds : opportunities and dilemmas for postsecondary vocational education by L. Allen Phelps( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study examined the impact that the United Auto Workers' (uaw) Joint Funds programs, established in the early 1980s, have had upon the policies and practices of selected community colleges in the Midwest. Each of the three uaw Joint Funds programs (Ford, General Motors, and Chrysler) offers a wide array of special programs to active and inactive workers. Study data were collected through interviews with college presidents and program representatives, site visits, and reviews of case studies. Information was received from eight community colleges in Illinois and Michigan that had worked closely with the Joint Funds for the past 3 years. The study found that the uaw Joint Funds programs have extended a new model for industrial relations that emphasizes concern for human resource development. The existence of the Joint Funds has enhanced the direct involvement of the community colleges in providing customized training programs and courses. The varied programs provided in the plants also directly reflect and support the broad mission of the community colleges. However, the colleges' broader view of educational planning operated in only a limited way in the programs. The short-term needs or timetables of the programs sometimes conflicted with the community colleges' ability to respond. Little research exists with which to evaluate the programs. Recommendations were made for improving the accountability of the programs. (Kc)
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Mobsters, unions, and feds : the Mafia and the American labor movement
Alternative Names
Jacobs, James B.

Jacobs, James Barrett.

Jacobs, James Barrett 1947-


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Gotham unbound : how New York City was liberated from the grip of organized crimeMobsters, unions, and feds : the Mafia and the American labor movementCan gun control work?Breaking the devil's pact : the battle to free the Teamsters from the mobBusting the Mob : United States v. Cosa NostraDrunk driving : an American dilemmaStateville : the penitentiary in mass societyThe pursuit of absolute integrity : how corruption control makes government ineffectiveThe myth of prison rape : sexual culture in American prisons