Title

The Kefauver Hearing in Las Vegas

Document Type

Blog

Publication Date

11-10-2020

Publication Title

The Mob Museum

First page number:

1

Last page number:

5

Abstract

The U.S. Senate’s Special Committee to Investigate Organized Crime in Interstate Commerce, chaired by Tennessee Democrat Estes Kefauver, focused attention as never before on gambling-related crime as a national problem. Popularly known as the Kefauver Committee after its telegenic chairman, the committee captivated the nation in 1950-1951 with its televised hearings. It retains its relevance today, particularly in Las Vegas, where The Mob Museum occupies the building in which the committee met during its sole trip to Las Vegas.

Keywords

Organized crime; Las Vegas; Kefauver hearing; Senate committee

Disciplines

Social and Behavioral Sciences | Social Control, Law, Crime, and Deviance | Sociology

Language

English


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