Organized crime in Chicago : beyond the Mafia /

Lombardo 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, he challenges the dominant belief that organi...

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Main Author: Lombardo, Robert M.
Format: Book Electronic
Published:Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2013.
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Table of Contents:
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • 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
  • Conclusion
  • Notes
  • Index.