Staff View
The effectiveness of the witness security program in the fight against organized crime and terrorism

Descriptive

TypeOfResource
Text
TitleInfo
Title
The effectiveness of the witness security program in the fight against organized crime and terrorism
SubTitle
a case study of the United States and Turkey
Identifier
ETD_2668
Identifier (type = hdl)
http://hdl.rutgers.edu/1782.2/rucore10002600001.ETD.000052832
Identifier (type = doi)
doi:10.7282/T3HT2PDF
Language
LanguageTerm (authority = ISO639-2)
English
Genre (authority = marcgt)
theses
Genre (authority = ExL-Esploro)
ETD doctoral
Subject (authority = ETD-LCSH)
Topic
Witnesses--Protection--United States
Subject (authority = ETD-LCSH)
Topic
Witnesses--Protection--Turkey
Subject (authority = ETD-LCSH)
Topic
Law enforcement--Turkey
Subject (authority = ETD-LCSH)
Topic
Law enforcement--United States
Subject (authority = ETD-LCSH)
Topic
Terrorism--United States--Prevention
Subject (authority = ETD-LCSH)
Topic
Terrorism--Turkey--Prevention
Abstract
Over the years, witness security programs have developed sophisticated practices from a safe place as the only effective means of protection for the change of identity of threatened witnesses and their relocation to a new place. The success of those operations has had a positive impact on obtaining vital evidence and made witness security a significant factor in struggles to fight effectively against organized crime and terrorism. That is also why Turkey, along with the other countries, established its own witness security program, similar to WITSEC. Yet, although it has been defended arduously by the law enforcement agencies and prosecutors as one of the most valuable tools used against organized crime in the US, there is widespread criticism of the program by some scholars and the media. This research is exploratory in nature, and aims to shed light on the effectiveness of the witness security program in the fight against organized crime and terrorism. At the same time, it compares WITSEC with the witness security program of Turkey. In this context, there is one primary question brought forward: What is the impact of the witness security program on the fight against organized crime and terrorism? In order to better explore the primary research question, the following sub-research questions are examined: (a) What can be done to use the witness security program as an effective tool in the fight against cross-national terrorism and transnational organized crime? (b) How is the witness security program of Turkey differentiated from WITSEC in the context of structure, and how much influence might it have on its own criminal justice system in the future? The goal is here to make an overall contribution to the organized crime and terrorism literature. After examining the literature and the program, the research utilizes key personnel interview data. The study uses qualitative data analysis to include qualitative assessments. Policy and research implications are drawn.
PhysicalDescription
Form (authority = gmd)
electronic resource
Extent
vii, 234 p.
InternetMediaType
application/pdf
InternetMediaType
text/xml
Note (type = degree)
Ph.D.
Note (type = bibliography)
Includes bibliographical references, abstract and vita.
Note (type = statement of responsibility)
by
Note (type = statement of responsibility)
by Hakan Cem Cetin
Name (type = personal)
NamePart (type = family)
Cetin
NamePart (type = given)
Hakan
NamePart (type = date)
1971
Role
RoleTerm (authority = RULIB)
author
DisplayForm
Hakan Cetin
Name (type = personal)
NamePart (type = family)
Kennedy
NamePart (type = given)
Leslie W
Role
RoleTerm (authority = RULIB)
chair
Affiliation
Advisory Committee
DisplayForm
Leslie W Kennedy
Name (type = personal)
NamePart (type = family)
Samuels
NamePart (type = given)
Norman
Role
RoleTerm (authority = RULIB)
internal member
Affiliation
Advisory Committee
DisplayForm
Norman Samuels
Name (type = personal)
NamePart (type = family)
Langhorne
NamePart (type = given)
Richard
Role
RoleTerm (authority = RULIB)
internal member
Affiliation
Advisory Committee
DisplayForm
Richard Langhorne
Name (type = personal)
NamePart (type = family)
Haberfeld
NamePart (type = given)
. Maki R
Role
RoleTerm (authority = RULIB)
outside member
Affiliation
Advisory Committee
DisplayForm
. Maki R Haberfeld
Name (type = corporate)
NamePart
Rutgers University
Role
RoleTerm (authority = RULIB)
degree grantor
Name (type = corporate)
NamePart
Graduate School - Newark
Role
RoleTerm (authority = RULIB)
school
OriginInfo
DateCreated (qualifier = exact)
2010
DateOther (qualifier = exact); (type = degree)
2010
Place
PlaceTerm (type = code)
xx
RelatedItem (type = host)
TitleInfo
Title
Rutgers University Electronic Theses and Dissertations
Identifier (type = RULIB)
ETD
RelatedItem (type = host)
TitleInfo
Title
Graduate School - Newark Electronic Theses and Dissertations
Identifier (type = local)
rucore10002600001
Location
PhysicalLocation (authority = marcorg); (displayLabel = Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey)
NjNbRU
Subject (authority = RUETD)
Topic
Global Affairs
Back to the top

Rights

RightsDeclaration (AUTHORITY = GS); (ID = rulibRdec0006)
The author owns the copyright to this work.
Copyright
Status
Copyright protected
Availability
Status
Open
Reason
Permission or license
RightsHolder (ID = PRH-1); (type = personal)
Name
FamilyName
Cetin
GivenName
Hakan
Role
Copyright Holder
RightsEvent (ID = RE-1); (AUTHORITY = rulib)
Type
Permission or license
DateTime
2010-04-26 18:09:27
AssociatedEntity (ID = AE-1); (AUTHORITY = rulib)
Role
Copyright holder
Name
Hakan Cetin
Affiliation
Rutgers University. Graduate School - Newark
AssociatedObject (ID = AO-1); (AUTHORITY = rulib)
Type
License
Name
Author Agreement License
Detail
I hereby grant to the Rutgers University Libraries and to my school the non-exclusive right to archive, reproduce and distribute my thesis or dissertation, in whole or in part, and/or my abstract, in whole or in part, in and from an electronic format, subject to the release date subsequently stipulated in this submittal form and approved by my school. I represent and stipulate that the thesis or dissertation and its abstract are my original work, that they do not infringe or violate any rights of others, and that I make these grants as the sole owner of the rights to my thesis or dissertation and its abstract. I represent that I have obtained written permissions, when necessary, from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis or dissertation and will supply copies of such upon request by my school. I acknowledge that RU ETD and my school will not distribute my thesis or dissertation or its abstract if, in their reasonable judgment, they believe all such rights have not been secured. I acknowledge that I retain ownership rights to the copyright of my work. I also retain the right to use all or part of this thesis or dissertation in future works, such as articles or books.
Back to the top

Technical

ContentModel
ETD
MimeType (TYPE = file)
application/pdf
MimeType (TYPE = container)
application/x-tar
FileSize (UNIT = bytes)
686080
Checksum (METHOD = SHA1)
d11bc025b0bce620f950c83a0807dd6c767c39cb
Back to the top
Version 8.3.13
Rutgers University Libraries - Copyright ©2021