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  • Gang Resistance Against Capone And His Empire
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    Mafia and Organized Crime have wreaked havoc for many years upon society in an entirety and it has definitely corrupted government in a way too. Gang leaders and such have left families broken or in dismay with family members dead, crippled, wounded, or with shattered dreams and memories that can tear a person apart mentally. Organized crime is not extended to such crime and Mafia leaders such as Capone, but it can be even farther reached as to mention L.A. Gangs like Crips and Bloods that have ...
  • Tinh Turn Into Their Informant The Police
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    Born To Kill This book was an extremely captivating read that I had a hard time putting down. This exciting novel was about an upstart gang of Vietnamese youths that formed in Chinatown who violently made their presence felt, they were known by the name Born to Kill. This book had many legal issues that we discussed in class and only a couple of issues that were not handled correctly in my eyes. This is a book that anyone that is interested in Asian organized crime should read. During the Vietna...
  • Their Businesses To The Mafia
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    Are they the same Organized crime is bad. That statement is just about all I knew about organized crime before this assignment. I never saw any of the classic movies about the Mafia, or even bothered to read anything about them. The only kind of crime that I knew about was the kind that I could hear about on the radio, or see in my city; that's why I chose to compare earlier forms of organized crime, specifically the Mafia, to present day street gangs. Searching for the information was one of th...
  • Prosecutions And Convictions Of Individual Gang Members
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    As more and more crimes are committed by gang members, many municipalities, states, and even the government of the United States, have found it necessary to enact gang-related legislation to protect persons and property. These laws vary from state to state and some are more detailed as to subject matter than others. Some deal with acts committed by gang members as a felony, others as a misdemeanor, and still others combine both felony and misdemeanor acts. The subject matter of each state law al...
  • Rate Of Violent Offenses By Gang Members
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    Gangs Introduction I. -A Los Angeles family takes a wrong turn into gang territory and is fired upon. A 3-year-old is killed and her 2-year-old brother wounded. -A Chinese immigrant in Brooklyn is kidnapped by a Chinatown gang which demands ransom payments from her family. She is murdered when the family fails to pay. -Two FBI agents and a police sergeant are murdered inside the Washington, D.C. police headquarters by a gang member. -A Pittsburgh police sergeant walking home with his daughter is...
  • Crime At A Tender Age
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    Why are crime rates higher among some social groups than the others? Are some groups more prone to crime, or are they in situations more conducive to crime? Many factors can influence a person to commit a crime, but is there a common trait that leads people down the road to actually committing a crime. Some traits that can influence criminal behavior are: Families, Economic status, Gender, Race, and Age. Married life domesticates but also can cause strain and difficulties. There are new conflict...
  • Bugs Moran
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    Brandon Glenn Mr. MazzarelliHistory 10 Wednesday, February 26, 2003 George "Bugs" Moran: The Gangster George "Bugs" Moran was not born in Chicago as thought by many people. He was born to Polish and Irish immigrant parents in 1893. Although, he was shortly moved to Chicago where it all started. Moran joined many different gangs throughout his childhood and teen years. He committed more than 20 known robberies and was imprisoned three times before he was just 21 years of age. He was soon very imp...
  • Gang Violence
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    Gangs Being that the closest that I have ever come to gangs or gangs violence is in television of movies, this topic intrigued me. What makes a person want to become part of something that is so violent and dangerous? Why would someone risk everything to put their lives on the line for people that are not even their blood relatives? As I read the material that I found in the library about gangs, I found out a lot about how this children's' though process works. They believe that the gang members...
  • Gangs Responsible For The Crimes
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    Youth gang related crime crime has been growing for years, but little data exists about the extent and precise nature of crimes committed by gang members. Gangs have been said to have committed many crimes such as drug smuggling, murder, and theft. Although many gang members have been known to do some of these things, there is no real evidence that they are gang related. Researchers found that the median age at which youths begin to hang out with gangs is approximately 13 years old (Roland 26). ...
  • Possible Causes For Crime
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    The article "Violence to a T" (Ogg 1997, p. 3) is typical of the style and content of crime news reporting found in the mass media. That is, most crime news stories reported in the media misrepresent the "crime problem" by focussing only on certain types of crimes. Those crimes are usually bizarre or unusual events, such as murder or kidnapping. This focus presents the public with the image that the majority of crime involves personal violence. Added to this, the style of presentation adopted by...
  • Asian Gangs
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    Let's say you " re by yourself on the subway in New York City. You get on and it's not that crowded, there's a bunch of open seats. As you look around, you notice that the car is filled with mainly high school aged kids, mostly boys. On one side there is a spot next to a bunch of African Americans, on the other side it's a posse of Asians. Okay, so where are you going to sit Next to the Asian's I bet. What if it was Latino's instead of Blacks, chances are you would still say you'd go towards the...
  • Mafia And Today's Common Street Gangs
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    Throughout history, crime has existed in many different forms and has been committed by not only individuals, but by groups as well. Crime is something that knows no boundaries; it exists in all cultures, is committed by all races, and has existed in all time periods. Crime exists as a part of the economic institution and is a lifestyle for many people. (The True Story) Crime also exists in both organized and unorganized forms. Since the early 1930's, "organized" crime has existed in the United ...
  • Organized Crime
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    In Claire Sterling's Thieves' World, new light is shed on the current status of organized crime in the world today. The days of crime families battling it out in the streets is a thing of the past. The fall of communism in Soviet Russia and the tearing down of the Berlin Wall in Germany opened the doors to a land of endless wealth and opportunity that all the major crime syndicates have taken advantage of. Sterling suggests that the early 90's was the beginning of a convergence of all great crim...
  • Illegal Alcohol
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    The 1920's also known as the Roaring 20's or the Jazz Age was a time of flowing money, also a time of great crime through which this money flowed. Prohibition had been declared but somehow alcohol was still available. There was the illegal producing and distributing of alcohol. Cops were easily bought. You did not have to pay the time for the crime if you had the money. Political scandals also occurred such as the Teapot Dome scandal occurred. And most importantly in the 1920's organized crime f...
  • Black Sox Scandal And Al Capone
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    Life in the 1920's was very different from many other eras throughout the history of the United States. Crime was prevalent all over the country, and people were learning how to hide their crimes successfully. Many mafia gangsters were in the newspapers almost daily. In addition, betting scandals were occurring in sports. The Black Sox Scandal took place because wrongdoings started to become somewhat contagious. The main gangster of this era was Al Capone; his crimes centered mostly on Prohibiti...

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