David E. Morris


This comment will attempt to serve as an introduction to RICO, addressed to those with little or no knowledge of either its provisions and intricacies, or its potential usefulness and adaptability as a prosecution tool. The recent criticism of RICO by the American Bar Association will also be reviewed, as well as the ABA's proposed amendments to RICO. Finally, the state RICO statutes will be discussed. The advantages they offer states currently without any substantive laws dealing directly and primarily with organized and white-collar crime will be examined.