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Lecture 14

SOCI421 Lecture 14: (14) Organized Crime


Department
Sociology
Course Code
SOCI 421
Professor
Tamara Humphrey
Lecture
14

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Collection of Italian and American crime 'families'
Integration of political markets with criminal markets
Skilled in corrupting law enforcement
Traced to Sicily in 1850/1860s
Criminal association as an opponent to existing political order
Unification of different social groups
Not criminality, but respect, law of honor, defence of all rights
Origins
Mafia
Organization of Mafia
Metaphor for something that was irreconcilable with 20th century values
Mafiosi could be trusted more than local enforcement
Mafia as a Metaphor
Is there any redeeming social value in the illegality that la Cosa Nostra
represent?
Mafia Questions
(14) Organized Crime
Tuesday,* March* 22,*2016
12:52*PM
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