I’m gonna hook you up” (Honey). He doesn’t act like a regular criminal but he rather acts like he’s a fine business man. Needless to say, there’s a theme of crime in “American Gangster” also. Frank, the boss of a gang selling drugs, shows every elements of crime in New York. He sells drugs, shoots people, and bribes cops.
The very people whose job is to protect society will deceive people to make illegal money. The politicians that society elects are no better than the corrupt police officers when he or she takes payoffs from organized crime group. Television programs have made me think about organized crime groups as only large groups that make big money. The neighborhood gang is an organized crime group that disrupts the neighborhood and has no respect for members of the community. Movies like American Gangster made me more interested in learning about organized crime groups.
The Matteoti crisis put Mussolini in a very powerful position with a great excuse to keep the opposition out of parliament. Other factors such as the acerbo laws, legge fascitisme, control of the squadristi/ras and the role of the king. The actions of the elites and the Catholic Church contributed greatly to giving Mussolini the opportunity to gain dictatorial powers. The elites are a group in Italian society who had a lot of money and therefore power. For years under the liberal government the elites had benefited from the system of trasformismo.
The most used one is mafia, which is a term from Sicily meaning a secret criminal society (Nicaso & Danesi, 2013). Organized crime has made a huge impact in the history of the United States. The effects of organized crime impacted the society culturally, morally, financially, governmentally. Culture is a huge part of organized crime. Nicaso and Danesi (2013) stated that culture can be described as a set of codes that provide guidelines on conduct and interactions.
Organized Crime Group Analysis Since the 1800s, the popular and largest criminal organization known as the “Italian Mafia” has taken a big part in operations consisting in social and economics of Italy and made a significant impact internationally. The Italian Mafia is the most popular, violent, secretive, widespread organizations of all criminal history. The New World Encyclopedia describes the Mafia or also called La Cosa Nostra as “a secret organized crime society that first developed in mid-nineteenth century Sicily, spread to the East Coast (New York) of the United States following waves of Sicilian and southern Italian emigration during the late nineteenth century, and grew in the twentieth century to be the strongest organized crime society in the country” (New World Encyclopedia, pg. 1, 2008). According to an FBI overview The Italian Mafia started as: underground secret society formed initially as resistance fighters against the invaders and to exact frontier vigilante justice against oppression.
The mafia tended to be Italian-Americans, whose family had migrated to America looking for a new start in life and a shot at gaining a fortune. The mafia was spread across the whole of America with ‘mob bosses’ in all the major cities, to name a few there was Dutch Schultz in New York, Chester La Mere in Detroit and the infamous Al Capone in Chicago. These ‘mob bosses’ had their cities wrapped around their thumbs; they could do whatever they wanted, whenever they wanted, as they had control over the police and local governments. The mafia however, wasn’t just groups of rival gangs fighting each other. The mafia had split the U.S.A. into separate territories, with one gang controlling each territory, but there was always internal conflict going on throughout these territories, with mob bosses being deposed and replaced all the time.
Frank became involved after seeing how his idol Bumpy had the respect, money and power to do what he wanted. That motivated Frank to become very big in the drug world. Richie Roberts, a New York detective has an objective and that is to bring the drug trafficking and corruption between the police department to heel. Money and drugs are driving the behaviors between the drug dealers in this movie to be outrageous. The reason that I chose this movie is because it fits great into the different theories that I am learning about in class.
The increase in power within the drug cartels makes the future of organized crime seem bleak regarding society, but positive for the OC units themselves. The 1980s brought about many changes in the world of drug trade. The United States government began blocking trades routes from the Caribbean, forcing drug smugglers to take different routes. The new routes ran through the Pacific and Central American isthmus which led smugglers straight to Mexico. Mexicans can smuggle just about anything across the border and upon this realization came the Mexican drug cartel boom.
Mussolini’s economic policies can be seen as improving the standard of living of ordinary Italians. This was done by the initial liberal economic policies, the policy of autarky which resulted in the ‘battles’. However, Mussolini’s economic policies can be seen to not improve the standard of living because of the failures of the ‘battles’, the early recession, the rise in cost of living and the drop in income. One of Mussolini’s economic policy that helped to improve the standard of living was the economic policy Autarky. Mussolini wanted Italy to survive on self-sufficiency -which wasn’t surprising for a nationalist country.
Gangsters and the Mafia From Sicily, to Chicago, to New York gangsters and the mafia have been a big part of America. Since the 1900’s to present day, gangsters and the mafia have had an amazing impact on American culture, and crime in America. Gangsters and the mafia have had an amazing impact on crime, economy, politics, and even the movie industry. The mafia originated in medieval times when sicily was constantly under attack. The native sicilians started.