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Organized Crime of the 1920's

Summary: Essay discusses the aspect of organized crime in the 1920's.
Organized crime is defined as a group of people who profit through the practice of unlawful business methods. In general, the illegal system looks as though it is legitimate, but actually has ulterior motives. Today, organized crime is quite common, despite its illegality; it accounts for one to two percent of the United States gross national product. Common activities associated with organized crime include loan sharking, drug and arms trafficking, theft, and violence (such as `hits') (Intelligence). During the 1920's organized crime ran rampant throughout the United States partially due to the prohibition. The Detroit Purple Gang, Owney Madden of New York, and Al Capone, from Chicago, were among the most infamous and influential parts of organized crime in the United States. Each of these factions were notorious for their relentless killing and illegal bootlegging (Organized Crime).

Owney Madden or "Owney The Killer" was infamous for bootlegging and...

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