Thomas A. Reppetto


Thomas A. Reppetto, a former Commander of Detectives in the Chicago Police Department, received his doctorate from Harvard and was a professor, dean and vice-president at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City.

For over a quarter-century he headed the Citizens Crime Commission of New York City. Previous heads of New York crime commissions had come to grief. One, a prominent minister, was immortalized in song for visiting houses of prostitution. Another, was an assistant district attorney whose solution of a mob murder prompted Hollywood to make a movie about him. At the Commission, he was jailed for refusing to name a confidential source. During his own tenure as Commission head Reppetto managed to avoid both houses of prostitution and a jail cell but there were no songs or movies written about him.

Reppetto's various book's look behind the scenes at policing, the American Mafia, and counter terrorist agencies.

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    • American Mafia

    • A History of Its Rise to Power
    • By: Thomas Reppetto
    • Narrated by: Paul Costanzo
    • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    American Mafia is a fascinating look at America's most compelling criminal subculture from an author who is intimately acquainted with both sides of the street....

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    • American Detective: Behind the Scenes of Famous Criminal Investigations

    • By: Thomas A. Reppetto
    • Narrated by: Arthur Flavell
    • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 7
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
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    From the Roaring '20s to the 1970s, detectives reigned supreme in police departments across the country. In this tightly woven slice of true crime reportage, Thomas A. Reppetto offers a behind-the-scenes look into some of the most notable investigations....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Thinly veiled political agenda

    • By Buretto on 09-09-18

    Regular price: $24.95

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