UNT CJUS 3310 - Ch. 3 Review Questions (2 pages)

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The American Mafia Review Questions 1 Outside of the NE Chicago there are few or no vestiges of the COs that evolved out of Prohibition because the communities from which these COs drew the bulk of their personnel failed to provide a continuous supply of replacements necessary for their survival 2 Need to find 3 Prohibition affected Mafiosi in the U S because it enabled them to break out of the bounds of their Little Italys into the wider community bootlegging was an equal opportunity employer a Groups of Mafiosi were involved in the manufacture of low cost high proof untaxed alcohol 4 The Unione Siciliana was a lawful fraternal society designed to advance the interests of Sicilian immigrants its relationship to OC was that with Prohibition gangsters began to infiltrate pervert the association so Unione leaders became natural catalysts for any racketeers seeking to widen their influence profit potential 5 The cause of the Castellammarese War was the struggle for domination between two major Mafia factions in New York 1 Giuseppe Masseria operating out of the Little Italy of East Harlem 2 Salvatore Maranzano who operated out of midtown Manhattan the war ended with the murder of Joseph Masseria 6 The advantages of being a made guy in a Mafia Family are a Being accorded a valuable franchise entitlement that enables him to engage in a virtual smorgasbord of criminal activity with the knowledge that he will be supported protected by the Family b Will be protected by the Family from other criminals has unlimited access to the network in which the Family is enmeshed c Reputation of made guy instills fear d Unions may avoid pressing demands e Security costs are minimized f Competitors can be intimidated 7 Membership requirements a The young man must be of Italian descent b Prospective member requires a sponsor c Must have history of successful criminal activity or possess certain skills required by the group d Proven as earner or shooter e Expected to participate in a murder 8 Disadvantages of membership are a Law enforcement agencies take great interest in a criminal if they discover he is a made guy b Any insult or assault on a member requires that he kill the offender c Required to obey the boss orders even if this mean participating in the murder of a complete stranger or perhaps a close friend or relative 9 The Mafia crew is the semi independent unit nominally headed by a caporegime a capodecina a street boss or even a soldier a Generate finances 10 Need to find 11 The commission s role is a To regulate facilitate relationships between Families b Promote facilitate joint ventures between Families c Resolve actual potential disputes between Families d Regulate the criminal activities of the Families e Extend formal recognition to newly chosen bosses resolve leadership disputes within families f Authorize the execution of family members g Approve the intiation of new members into the Families 12 American Mafia rules are contrary to the Southern Italian creed that places family above all elsethe American Mafia is not like that 13 The structure of a Mafia Family is not the same as its economic structure in the following way a There is a clear hierarchy in the Family b Income generating activity is independent entrepreneurs c Less like a cooperation more like a government 14 Need to find 15 Torio conducted his criminal enterprises as if they were legitimate businesses a Organizer administrator of underworld affairs b Master strategist organizer 16 The critical change that resulted in the competitive violence of the Chicago Wars was the 1923 election of a reform mayor destabilizing Chicago encouraged competitive moves by ganglords 17 With the end of Prohibition OC changed in Chicago because the Capone syndicate the Outfithad a monopoly in Chicago maintained with minimal force a great deal of political influence a Chicago Crime Commission the Outfit is unique in its willingness to grant responsibility to non Italians 18 OC in Chicago differs from that in NY because a The Outfit has always been a cooperative venture with other groups there is an absence of independent entrepreneurs b Each Outfit crew is composed of made guys associates who are said to be connected the street boss his lieutenants if they are of Italian heritage are made guys everyone else connected to the crew is an associate c In Chicago made guys hold supervisory status


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