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Charles "lucky" Luciano (1897-1962) National Crime Syndicate Leader - 1,841 words
Charles "Lucky" Luciano, without doubt the most important Italian-American gangster this country ever produced, left a far greater impact on the underworld than even the illustrious Al Capone. In 1931, Luciano created what can be called the American Mafia by wiping out the last important exponents of the Sicilian-style Mafia in this country. Together with Meyer Lansky, Luciano was also a founder of the Mafia's "parent" organization, the national crime syndicate, a network of multi-ethnic criminal gangs that has ruled organized crime for more than half a century, a criminal cartel which has bled Americans of incalculable billions over the years. Luciano was born Salvatore Lucania near Palermo ...
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Organized Crime - 1,732 words
Organized crime has always been occupied with a negative label. Perhaps this is due to the constantly changing environment in America as well as the social state of its homeland, Europe. Our society is convinced that the so-called Mafia is a family of pure criminals, pimps, and murderers. Whatever the opinion, there is no doubt that the Mafia played a big part in the history of America and the way Americans view crime today. The origins of the secret society known as the Mafia are believed to be as old as the 9th century (Mafia History). During the 9th century, the Mafias main purpose was to strengthen themselves against enemies, which invaded their homeland in Sicily. It was supposed to cre ...
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Patriotism - 1,177 words
Address before the Men's Club of the Prospect Street Congregational Church, Cambridge, Mass., June 7, 1898. There are moments in every man's life, in the life of every nation, when, under the excitement of passion, the simple truths which in common times are the foundation upon which the right order and conduct of life depend are apt to be forgotten and disregarded. I shall venture tonight to recall to you some of these commonplace truths, which in these days of war need more than ever to be kept in mind. There never was a land that better deserved the love of her people than America, for there never was a mother-country kinder to her children. She has given to them all that she could give. ...
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Crime In Culture - 1,072 words
... e FBI serves as the main source of information about crime and violence in the United States. The FBI has maintained national crime statistics for nearly 70 years. the FBI receives monthly and annual crime reports from the law enforcement agencies throughout the country which is later summarized and published in semiannual and annual Uniform Crime Reports for the United States. The seven most popular crimes reported to the police according to the FBI are aggravated assault, forcible rape, murder, nonegligent manslaughter, burglary, larcenytheft, and motor vehicle theft. One fourth of the arrests each year are due to serious crimes while one fifth of all the arrests are due to three relat ...
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Effects Of Television Vilolence On Children - 1,094 words
... ear old boy yelling "cowabunga" is a war cry that unleashes chaos in the classroom. "Suddenly we are faced with a little gang of ninja's trying to kick and punch each other in the face," and when they are told to stop, the boys reply, "The turtles do it so why can't we?" This is just another example of how children apply behaviors observed on television programs to their real situations (Brady 50). The worst cartoon for children in 1997 and 1998 is probabaly South Park. This cartoon has many accounts of violence in it. There is violence such as derogatory language and numerous violence acts with intent to hurt someone. In fact, every show ends up with the one character, Kenny, encounteri ...
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Italian Mafia History - 1,173 words
The Mafia started early in the 9th century. This was the period in which the Arab forces occupied Sicily. Sicilians needed a place to escape to. The word Mafia means refuge in Arab language. The Normans invaded a Sicily in the 11th century. Once again they were forced to work for these invaders as slaves. The only way to escape this was to hide in the hills of the island. When Sicily was invaded the refuges were pursued just as every time that they had been invaded before. These people in the hills formed groups to fight against these enemies. This group wanted to create ancestry and heritage. These beliefs were developed and used in the basic structure if the organization. Atop of all stood ...
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Child Welfare And Domestic Violence - 2,416 words
... en at a safe distance from their ex-partners and not be labeled uncooperative if they do no wish to co parent. I also believe that in cases involving domestic violence and visitation between the batterer and his children should be supervised. Time and time again you hear of children being abducted by a parent. (Sheeran & Hampton, M.A, 1999, 13) Alarmingly, the dangers that perpetrators pose to their victims and children do not cease when the relationship ends, Rather, separation increases risk and creates a new set to threats their emotional and physical well-being. It has been proven that victim is at risk for continuing abuse from that batterers during unsupervised visitation, in some ...
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Gangs - 1,504 words
The Original law of the Illinois juvenile court defined a delinquent as: a child under the age of sixteen years who has violated any laws of the state, or any city or village ordinance. Under the common law, children between the ages of 7 and 16 years of could be dealt with as delinquent. Today in 37 states and in the District of Columbia, juvenile courts are initially responsible for all violations committed by youth under the age of 18. In ten states the age limit is 17 and in three states the jurisdictional age is 16, which means that anyone at these ages or above will face criminal prosecution. Dependency, neglect, and violation of educational laws have been included in most jurisdiction ...
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Woman Abuse - 1,798 words
... womens victimization may inaccurately represent possible threatening or dangerous areas and therefore appears to be a shortcoming of these findings. Odds of victimization were found to be higher for those who have taken a self-defense class or take personal precaution by carrying some type of weapon. An explanation for this may be that these were the precaution measures taken after a woman had been abused. Women are more likely to become victimized by someone they know whereas men are most often victimized by a stranger. It is important to keep in mind that a statistical relationship between the levels of a factor and the rate of multiple victimization does not prove a causal relationshi ...
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Gun Control In Canada - 1,042 words
... n provinces and rural areas in Canada argue the existing gun control laws are too severe whereas many urban Canadians applaud the law. There are some quality aspects to defend the strict gun control policy in Canada. The fact that all firearms must be registered and background checks on those who purchase firearms are commendable. It assures that people with criminal records can not purchase firearms. Every year over 3000 firearms are reported stolen, and when every firearm is registered it makes the stolen firearm more easily traceable. Gun control legislation raised the legal age of operation and possession of firearms to try to prevent minor from operating firearms. "The third leading ...
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Importance Of Tough Gun Control Regulations - 1,354 words
Gun control is an issue that has been used in electoral campaigns for decades, but in the last 20 years, has become a very heated debate. I chose the topic of gun control honestly, because I am interested in the money that is involved. I know money has to be in the middle of all of the controversy. How else can one explain the easy accessibility to guns and the limited legislation to prevent the sale of guns? I feel it is important to cover all of the aspects of the issue of gun control, from the history, to the effects of gun control, to the effects on families. The definition of gun control is self-explanatory, but the actual measures that should be taken to control the sale and use of gun ...
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Charles Luciano And The Mafia In America - 1,585 words
Most people think that the Mafia is obsolete in America but they it isnt. It still flourishes through out the states controlling parts of the Government. The members and head bosses just arent as public as they had been in the 1900s. Now they are mostly underground to try from being broken up, and if heard of usually they assassinate or pay off whoever shall try to disturb there roles in life of there personal business dealings. All though not, the Sicilian-born gangster Salvatore Lucania, better known as Charles Lucky Luciano, is still a big subject when it comes to talking about gangsters and there participation in the Mafia throughout the 1900s. Salvatore Lucania, nicknamed Lucky, was bor ...
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Gangster Biography Of Arthur Flegenheimer - 1,288 words
... s responsible for the thefts, he declared war on Diamond's gang. The gang war claimed several casualties from both sides. Because he lived through numerous attempts on his life, Diamond became known as the "clay pigeon of the underworld." For a while it looked like he was impossible to kill. But on December 19, 1931, Diamond was killed when two Schultz gunmen tracked him to upstate New York, burst into his hotel room, and repeatedly shot him. Schultz later told reporters that the dead gangster "was just another punk with his hands in my pockets." The Cold War Schultz also found himself in a gang war with Vincent Coll and his brother Peter. The Colls' followers beat up bartenders and bar ...
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