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Capone and Bin Laden: The Failure of Government at the Cusp of War and Crime


Mark William Osler


University of St. Thomas - School of Law (Minnesota)


Baylor Law Review, Vol. 55, No. 2, 2003

Abstract:     
The United States, through its democratic, Constitutional government, is relatively good at fighting wars against standing armies and fighting crime. Where we are challenged is the gap between the two: When crime looks like war or war looks like crime. Al Capone and Osama bin Laden both exploited this weakness by creating entities which were difficult to attack with either our centralized military or our decentralized police units.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 20

Keywords: Terrorism, Crime, bin Laden, Capone

JEL Classification: K14, K42, K33

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Date posted: September 14, 2007  

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Osler, Mark William, Capone and Bin Laden: The Failure of Government at the Cusp of War and Crime. Baylor Law Review, Vol. 55, No. 2, 2003. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1014062

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Mark William Osler (Contact Author)
University of St. Thomas - School of Law (Minnesota) ( email )
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Minneapolis, MN Minnesota 55403-2005
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(254) 717-7032 (Phone)

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