Theories of the Nature of Syndicate Crime in the U

Theories of the - Illegal Businesses and Activities o Gambling and related activities o Numbers game Bettor tries to choose a winning 3 digit

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T HEORIES OF THE N ATURE OF S YNDICATE C RIME IN THE U.S. Cosa Nostra Theory (The Cressey Model) o Nationwide alliance of at least 24 tightly knit families o Membership of Sicilian and Italian Descendents o Controls most illegal gambling The Patron Theory (The Albini Model) o Resemble medieval system of shifting warlords in which whoever has the most power and is able to render greatest services for support o Those with the most power can provide the most service. o Consists of a series of patron-client relationships. o Characterized by conflict. Enterprise Theory (Smith) Italian American Sundicate (IAS) T HE C LASSIC P ATTERN OF O RGANIZED C RIME Strategic and Tactical Crimes o Willingness to use force or threats assures discipline. o Assault, coercion, extortion, and murder are all used in the pursuit of profit. o Blackmail, bribery, and corruption are essential strategic tools of organized crime.
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Unformatted text preview: Illegal Businesses and Activities o Gambling and related activities o Numbers game: Bettor tries to choose a winning 3 digit number o Loan Sharking- provide quick loans on the spot; charge interest o Labor Racketeering- infiltration of unions to use their influence for personal profit o Narcotics Trafficking o Human Smuggling Prostitution/Pornography A B RIEF H ISTORY OF O RGANIZED C RIME IN T HE U.S. Before 1930 o Robber Barons o Industrial Pirates o Mobs of WASP origin o Frank Costello- smuggled liquor o Al Capone- St. Valentines Day massacre The Luciano Period Settled disputes, hit squad—Murder Inc. First victim- Dutch; Luciano sentenced to prison, Costello took over as Boss The Genovese Period The Appalachian Meetings The Gambino Period The Commission Trials...
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This note was uploaded on 03/06/2011 for the course CCJS 105 taught by Professor Mcgoin during the Spring '08 term at Maryland.

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