Organized Crime in the United States, 1865Ð1941

Publisher : McFarland
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ISBN : 147667065X
Pages : 300 pages
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Download or read book Organized Crime in the United States, 1865Ð1941 written by Kristofer Allerfeldt and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2018-01-23 with total page 300 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Why do Americans alternately celebrate and condemn gangsters, outlaws and corrupt politicians? Why do they immortalize Al Capone while forgetting his far more successful, innovative precursor, Michael Cassius MacDonald? Drawing on historical accounts, the author analyzes the public's understanding of organized crime and questions some of our most deeply held assumptions about crime and its role in society"--

Organized Crime in the United States, 1865–1941

Publisher : McFarland
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ISBN : 147662996X
Pages : 300 pages
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Download or read book Organized Crime in the United States, 1865–1941 written by Kristofer Allerfeldt and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2018-01-19 with total page 300 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Why do Americans alternately celebrate and condemn gangsters, outlaws and corrupt politicians? Why do they immortalize Al Capone while forgetting his more successful contemporaries George Remus or Roy Olmstead? Why are some public figures repudiated for their connections to the mob while others gain celebrity status? Drawing on historical accounts, the author analyzes the public’s understanding of organized crime and questions some of our most deeply held assumptions about crime and its role in society.

The Oxford Handbook of the Quality of Government

Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN : 0198858213
Pages : 880 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (198 users)

Download or read book The Oxford Handbook of the Quality of Government written by Andreas Bågenholm and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2021-07-20 with total page 880 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Corruption has become a central issue in current policy debates. This Handbook provides state of the art research on this important topic. It demonstrates the disastrous effects of high levels of corruption for most areas of human well-being and presents research results about strategies that can get corruption under control.

Trail of Shadows

Publisher : McFarland
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ISBN : 1476677565
Pages : 245 pages
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Download or read book Trail of Shadows written by Chuck Hornung and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2019-05-28 with total page 245 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the summer of 1930, two federal prohibition agents were murdered. The first died in a hail of buckshot on a dark street in Aguilar, Colorado. Six weeks later, the second agent and his vehicle disappeared on a sunny afternoon along a New Mexico state highway south of Raton. These events occurred during the era when the government legislated a ban on alcohol manufacture, distribution, and sales within the United States. During their 50-year search, the authors sought answers to why no one was ever prosecuted for these crimes. This is the first book to correlate the two murders, identify how and why they occurred, name the parties involved and the roles they played. The authors interviewed many individuals associated with the events and discovered a trove of National Archives files containing incident reports, suspect interview notes, the dead agents’ daily activity logs and their personnel files. Building upon this base, they located the remaining documents generated by state and local law enforcement officers and additionally data mined private and public contemporary newspaper collections. The shadows along the trail lift as the light of truth is shown upon this mystery. Two federal agents can now rest in peace.

Philadelphia Organized Crime in the 1920s and 1930s

Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
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ISBN : 1439645515
Pages : 128 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (439 users)

Download or read book Philadelphia Organized Crime in the 1920s and 1930s written by Anne Margaret Anderson and published by Arcadia Publishing. This book was released on 2014-06-02 with total page 128 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Philadelphia Organized Crime in the 1920s and 1930s explores a little-known but spirited chapter of the Quaker City’s history. The hoodlums, hucksters, and racketeers of Prohibition-era Philadelphia sold bootleg booze, peddled illicit drugs, ran numbers, and operated prostitution and insurance rings. Among the fascinating personalities that created and contributed to the Philadelphia crime scene of the 1920s and 1930s were empire builders like Mickey Duffy, known as “Prohibition’s Mr. Big,” and Max “Boo Boo” Hoff, dubbed the “King of the Bootleggers”; the violent Lanzetti brothers, who ran their own illegal enterprise; mobster Harry “Nig Rosen” Stromberg, a New York transplant; and the arsenic widows poison ring, which specialized in fraud and murder. Bringing to light rare photographs and forgotten characters, the authors chronicle the underworld of Philadelphia in the interwar era. The upheaval caused by the gangs and groups herein mirrors the frenzied cultural and political shifts of the Roaring Twenties and the austere 1930s.

Crime and the Rise of Modern America

Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 1136821538
Pages : 264 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (136 users)

Download or read book Crime and the Rise of Modern America written by Kristofer Allerfeldt and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2011-04-27 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Crime and the Rise of Modern America, Kristofer Allerfeldt studies the crimes, criminals, and law enforcement that have contributed to a uniquely American system of crime and punishment from the end of the Civil War to the eve of World War II to understand how the rapidly-changing technology of transportation, media, and incarceration have affected the criminal underworld. In ten thematic chapters, Crime and the Rise of Modern America turns to the outlaws of the iconic West and the illegal distilleries of Prohibition, the turn-of-the-century immigrants, and the conmen who preyed on the people of the Promised Land, to examine how crime and America both changed, defining each other.

Encyclopedia of Organized Crime in the United States

Publisher : Greenwood
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Pages : 358 pages
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Download or read book Encyclopedia of Organized Crime in the United States written by Robert J. Kelly and published by Greenwood. This book was released on 2000 with total page 358 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Covers major underworld figures and key criminal events as well as the Mafia, La Cosa Nostra, African American organized crime, Chinese triads, the Colombian drug cartels, ecocrime, Russian organized crime, and Latin gangs.

Prostitution, Drugs, Gambling, and Organized Crime

Publisher : De Gruyter Saur
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Pages : 794 pages
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Download or read book Prostitution, Drugs, Gambling, and Organized Crime written by Eric H. Monkkonen and published by De Gruyter Saur. This book was released on 1992 with total page 794 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Part of a series examining the history of crime and justice in America, this volume looks at the development of vice. The contributors assess the prohibition years, the geography of urban sex, the growth of gambling and the structure of intercity criminal activity.

An Empirical, Theoretical, and Historical Overview of Organized Crime

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Pages : 264 pages
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Download or read book An Empirical, Theoretical, and Historical Overview of Organized Crime written by Don Liddick and published by . This book was released on 1999 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Part I analyzes the public's perception of organized crime, discusses common myths, describes the most important attributes, addresses issues related to definition, and provides an in-depth look at contemporary global criminal enterprises. Part II is a history of organized crime in the United States from colonial America to the present day. It includes descriptions of the principal enterprises, of how American organized crooks operate, stresses the evolving nature of the phenomenon and discusses the integral part played by political and economic elites. Part III focuses on theoretical issues, describes the sociological foundation, the development of organized crime theories and major organized crime paradigms.

Combating Organized Crime

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Pages : 236 pages
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Download or read book Combating Organized Crime written by American Academy of Political and Social Science and published by . This book was released on 1963 with total page 236 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

The New Ethnic Mobs

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Pages : 328 pages
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Download or read book The New Ethnic Mobs written by William Kleinknecht and published by . This book was released on 1996 with total page 328 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Introduces an array of colorful criminals, crimes, and corruption in a study that traces the evolution of American organized crime, from the rule of the Mafia, to the rise of other ethnic gangs, to the stronger than ever Mafia-gang alliances of the future. 20,000 first printing.

The Business of Crime

Publisher : New York : Oxford University Press
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Pages : 342 pages
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Download or read book The Business of Crime written by Humbert S. Nelli and published by New York : Oxford University Press. This book was released on 1976 with total page 342 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Dr. Nelli . . . describes the kinds of crime that prevailed in Italian immigrant enclaves in America; like most American crime, then as now, Italian crime was one aspect of the so-called culture of urban poverty-boys graduated from street gangs to criminal gangs. None of these gangs were very big until Prohibition brought the Great Leap Forward, to a level that Dr. Nelli calls 'entrepreneurial crime.' His fine account makes sense of many murderous incidents, differentiates among places, and sketches individuals and the talents (Torrio's brains, Capone's brutality) that enabled them to rise in the underworld."-New Yorker "A definitive history of organized crime in America."-American Historical Review

Subject Catalog

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Download or read book Subject Catalog written by Library of Congress and published by . This book was released on 1982 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Mobsters, Unions, and Feds

Publisher : NYU Press
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ISBN : 0814742734
Pages : 320 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (814 users)

Download or read book Mobsters, Unions, and Feds written by James B. Jacobs and published by NYU Press. This book was released on 2006 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An investigation into how organized crime has exploited the Amrican labor movement explores how labor racketeering evolved and discusses the federal government's efforts to clean it up starting in the late twentieth century.

Organized Crime

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Pages : 250 pages
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Download or read book Organized Crime written by August Bequai and published by Free Press. This book was released on 1979 with total page 250 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

The Publishers Weekly

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Download or read book The Publishers Weekly written by and published by . This book was released on 1974 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: