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  • The Godfather Research Paper

    I give The Godfather four stars out of four stars. It is an excellent movie. The first thing that makes The Godfather an excellent movie is the music score. The music fit with the movie perfectly. The composers of the songs did an excellent job composing pieces that fit with the scene. The final song, composed by Nino Rota, is very memorable. From now on, whenever I hear Rota’s song, I will think of The Godfather. The action is the second thing that makes The Godfather an excellent movie. The…

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  • Essay About Drug War

    Outlawing vice activities like drugs, gambling, or prostitution, by its nature, breeds police corruption. And, corruption is just as visible with the current drug war, if not more so, than during the prohibition of alcohol. For example, there were 125 employees convicted for drug trafficking/corruption crimes in the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency alone from 2005 to 2012. Corruption is widespread enough that publishes an article every week, “This Week’s Corrupt Cops…

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  • Merton Anomie-Strain Theory Analysis

    Merton’s anomie-strain theory. Fortunately, there is one thing that is agreed upon, organized crime has shown that it knows no borders when it comes to expansion and is an international issue. A few examples that illustrate this fact are the Sicilian mafia and outlaw motorcycle gangs. However, individually none of these…

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  • Grendel's Short Story: The Haunted House

    against the chair in front of me, forced my hand. The rest of my men needed to see me get my hands dirty. They needed to see how brutal I could be. How brutal I actually was. Maybe they had forgotten who the f*cked I was. I was the f*cking Russian Mafia Boss. I was feared by all and nobody f*cking betrayed…

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  • Negative Effects Of Organized Crime

    means to an end for these people. The main problem of this is collateral damage, or the innocent bystanders that get hurt as a result. When you mention organized crime, almost always people think you are talking about the Italian Cosa Nostra, or Mafia. In reality, La Cosa Nostra is just the Italians’ version of organized crime. Crime syndicates span the globe and even include the Al-Qaeda terrorists that brought down the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Three thousand innocent…

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  • Effects Of Organized Crime During Prohibition

    versa, while also shaping the identity of the West Side community” (Garel-Frantzen 13). Organized crime also changed the Jewish community in New York City and created rifts inside the Jewish community and with non-Jewish people. The rise of the Jewish Mafia was because of…

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  • Italian-American Culture

    Italian-American Culture When most people hear the term Italian-American, they begin to think of the Godfather, Rocky, the mafia, or even Fonzie from Happy Days. But, Italian-America is much more than the characters portrayed in films. Italian-American culture is a culture that has evolved through history despite discrimination and hardships. While they faced prejudice at first, they are now seen as a monumental contributor to the immensely diverse culture of the United States of America known…

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  • Gangs Vs Mafia

    Mafia, also known as cartel is an organized secret criminal organization that engages in illegal activity. In Sicily, started in the 19th century, they migrated to the United States. Mafia the most popular in the United States, Mexico, and Italy. Members of the mafia consist of people of the same race or nationality. Furthermore, a gang is a group of members who engage in groups to commit crimes. For example, gambling, drug dealing, protection, and prostitution. These crimes consist of murder,…

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  • Scarface Shame Of A Nation Comparative Analysis

    Both Scarface films are gangster films which makes pinpointing the theme of both films fairly easy. They are both filled with guns and violence so the theme stands out in both films. The overall theme in both movies is the rise and fall of crime kingpins through lies and deceit corruption, and murder. In Scarface 1983 it is about the rise of Tony Montana drug-empire and how he let money take over his life and eventually be the cause of his death in the end. In Shame of a nation it is about Tony…

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  • Marcello's Assassination

    Deportation charges were brought up soon after the trial, but Marcello and his team of lawyers continued to fight to keep him in the country. A new enemy to the mafia was soon lurking in the shadows. Robert Kennedy had put together a team of trained personnel to rid the country of all mob bosses. Marcello was called to trial on March 25, 1959, but like his last appearance he was not forthcoming. Marcello was in the clear for now, but Kennedy was about to earn a new position and all the power…

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