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Organized Crime - world, body, time, Traditional Organized Crime, Nontraditional Organized Crime, Organized Crime and the MediaIn the pantheon of the American violent antihero, the gangster has occupied an enduring price of place second only to the cowboy; both have enjoyed the distinction of inspiring an entire genre of popular music. Whether the cinematic iconography is that of the loyal family operative— The Godfather (1972)—or the brutal sadist— The Untouchables (1987)—the adventure, violence, and bloodshed of the American gangster continues to grip the imagination of the world. In reality, organized crime is mainly another business—the bursts of machine-gun fire and "rubouts" that dominate the movie version of gangland are really only the occasional means to a higher (or lower) end—money. Like rogue nation-states securing their national interests, organized criminal syndicates aggressively defend their profits and business "turf" by any means necessary.
Organized Crime - History, The International Context, Ethnic Succession And Organized Crime, Structure, Activities, Controlling Organized Crime - Criminal, Criminals, Category, Relationships, Social, and KindsAs with several terms in criminology, organized crime has been defined in a variety of ways and there is surprisingly little consensus regarding its meaning. In part this is because, unlike in the case of homicide or robbery or many other types of offenses, organized crime is a conceptual rather than a legal category. The issue of definition is an important one, however, since how we define organized crime has very important implications for how we attempt to explain it and for the steps we take as a society to prevent or control it. Of course, all crime is organized to some degree. The criminal acts of juvenile delinquents, a small group of minor thieves, or a three-person team of con artists suggest at least minimal levels of social organization.
Major Issues Relating to Organized Crime : within the Context of Economic Relationships Nathanson Centre for the study of organized crime and corruption Margaret E. Beare and R.T. Naylor L AW C OMMISSION OF C ANADA April 14, 1999 This paper was prepared for the L AW C OMMISSION OF C ANADA .
This study focuses on individual positioning within an illegal drug distribution network surrounding a reputed criminal organization (the Quebec Hells Angels). The aim is to distinguish between participants who were positioned vulnerably and/or strategically during a period when the network was targeted by an intensive law-enforcement investigation. Two centrality measures are used throughout the analysis.
Giovanni Falcone. Giovanni Falcone (18 May 1939 – 23 May 1992) was an Italian prosecuting magistrate . From his office in the Palace of Justice in Palermo , he spent most of his professional life trying to overthrow the power of the Mafia in Sicily . After a long and distinguished career, culminating in the famous Maxi Trial in 1986-1987, he was killed by the Corleonesi Mafia in May 1992, on the motorway near the town of Capaci .
W ere Hollywood to update its mafia geography, Al Capone's Chicago would disappear from the map. According to organized crime experts, New York, Los Angeles, Dallas, and Miami would have the status of major capitals -- not because of their local mobs, but rather as key entry points for drugs and cash in need of laundering, arriving from Latin America and Southeast Asia. A baker's dozen of other cities figure in the first rank, based on their importance to money-laundering and/or narcotics and arms trafficking: Karachi, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Osaka, and Tokyo in Asia; Beirut and Ankara in the eastern Mediterranean; Moscow and Palermo in Europe; Lagos in Africa; and the twin cocaine metropolises of Medellin and Cali in South America.
The Vault, our new electronic reading room, makes it easier to access and search FBI records. Last April, we launched a complete overhaul of our FBI Records/Freedom of Information and Privacy Act website, including a new electronic form for submitting requests. Now, we are announcing a revamping of our electronic reading room—renamed “The Vault” —which contains more than two thousand documents that have been scanned from paper into digital copies so you can read them in the comfort of your own home or office. Included here are more than 25 new files that have been released to the public but never added to this website; dozens of records previously posted on our site but removed as requests diminished over time; and files carried over from our previous electronic reading room. The Vault includes several new tools and resources for your convenience:
By Krista Kjellman Schmidt , Al Shaw and Jennifer LaFleur , ProPublica, Jan. 31, 2011 Death investigations in the U.S. are often carried out in settings that bear little resemblance to the glitzy, high-tech morgues shown on television. When a death occurs under suspicious circumstances, the investigation into its cause is overseen by a coroner, often an elected official with no medical background, or a medical examiner, usually a doctor who specializes in forensic pathology. ProPublica, in partnership with PBS "Frontline" and NPR, surveyed almost 70 of the largest coroner and medical examiner systems in the U.S. More about the data »
Follow-the-Money Methods in Crime Control Policy by R.T. Naylor. 1999. Major Issues Relating to Organized Crime: Within the Context of Economic Relationships by Margaret Beare and R.T. Naylor. 1999.
With the smoke still rising from the fallen twin towers of the World Trade Center, it seemed like an opportune time to throw some faggots on the fire. Or so thought Jerry Falwell, when, on Pat Robertson's 700 Club program, he proclaimed that God permitted the terrorist attacks because He was pissed off at those who have "tried to secularize America"-- civil libertarians, abortionists, pagans and, his favorite bêtes noires , gays and lesbians. Falwell's demagoguery, though disgusting, was predictable.
March 05, 1997 | By Teresa Wiltz, Tribune Staff Writer. In Hollywood's hands, mob kingpin Joey "Doves" Aiuppa's last days would have looked something like this: The Don of Chicago Dons meets his maker while tending his garden. Suddenly, he clutches his chest, the music swelling as he falls to the ground. Or maybe he's gunned down in a mistress' bed.
It was one of the 20th century’s great law-enforcement conflicts. In the red corner was Scarface, Al Capone, a killer of unprecedented brutality, the father of organized crime as we know it, and the virtual owner of the Chicago police force of his day. In the blue corner were Eliot Ness and his Untouchables, a band of intrepid lawmen, incorruptible by money or favors and willing to give their lives to set Chicago free. Even at the time, the mythic quality of the Ness vs. Capone saga was apparent, and newspapers nationwide were quick to cast the conflict as a good vs. evil passion play.
This is the one New York story about a Mafia soldier and a marshy Brooklyn wetland that does not include any of the following: a .38 caliber Smith & Wesson, duct tape, an area rug, or misplaced appendages. Instead, this is the saga of one felon's continuing fight with the government over the construction of his waterfront dream home with a stunning view of Mill Basin (not to mention easy access to the Belt Parkway and the Kings Plaza shopping center!). It is the story of what happens when a careless gangster gets caught in the act--the Tidal Wetlands Act, to be precise. Now, more than eight years after environmental inspectors first cited mob figure John Rosatti , the 54-year-old multimillionaire and state officials are finally close to settling their protracted, snail-paced litigation.
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Once a month, Salman Abdul Hussain crosses into Amman, Jordan, to buy used cars for export back home. He prefers Daewoo and Hyundai, utilitarian models that are hot sellers in a city undergoing an epic expansion in individual mobility. Hussain is one of a thousand entrepreneurs cashing in on Baghdad's cultural boom in these heady economic days following the ouster of this nation's former dictator. Some salesmen take to the streets, hawking their cars one at a time to passers-by. The 39-year-old Hussain is more established, having sold cars for more than a decade.
The Mob in America The Mafia in America: Traditional Organized Crime in Transition An Overview of Current Conditions By Richard C. Lindberg Copyright © 2002 Significant federal prosecutions in the 1980s and 1990s have crippled the power of the 26 Mafia "families" in the U.S. The "old-time" bosses governing every American city where there has been a Mafia presence since before the turn of the last century are either imprisoned, dead, or in exile as a result of sweeping Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (R.I.C.O.) legislation, and the combined efforts of the eighteen regional "strike forces" established between January 1967 and April 1971 under the auspices of the of the Organized Crime and racketeering Section within the criminal division of the U.S.