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Organized Crime in Chicago Beyond the Mafia

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ISBN-10: 0252078780

ISBN-13: 9780252078781

Edition: 2012

Authors: Robert M. Lombardo

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This book provides a comprehensive sociological explanation for the emergence and continuation of organized crime in Chicago. Tracing the roots of political corruption that afforded protection to gambling, prostitution, and other vice activity in Chicago and other large American cities, Robert M. Lombardo challenges the dominant belief that organized crime in America descended directly from the Sicilian Mafia. According to this widespread "alien conspiracy" theory, organized crime evolved in a linear fashion beginning with the Mafia in Sicily, emerging in the form of the Black Hand in America's immigrant colonies, and culminating in the development of the Cosa Nostra in America's urban…    
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Book details

List price: $27.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication date: 12/17/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Explaining Organized Crime
The Gem of the Prairie
The Black Mafia
The Syndicate
The Forty-two Gang
The Outfit
The Outfit as a Complex Organization
Street Crew Neighborhoods