An Assessment of First Responder Attitudes About the Nature of Transnational Organized Crime

Gene Scaramella, Lewis University

This research attempts to assess the level of knowledge and understanding of transnational and organized crime of first responder members of the local law enforcement community. Using judgmental and snowball sampling techniques, a population of Chicago Police Department first responder personnel will be selected for in-depth interviewing in an effort to assess their level of knowledge and understanding regarding these international issues. Data gleaned from the interviews may have significant implications for the development of a variety of training initiatives for local law enforcement personnel.

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