Organized Crime in Chicago

Organized Crime in Chicago

Beyond the Mafia

Book - 2013
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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 organized crime in America descends directly from the Sicilian Mafia.
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, c2013
ISBN: 9780252078781
Call Number: 364.106 L8387o
Characteristics: xv, 257 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 23 cm


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Library_Dragon May 24, 2013

A sociologist looks at organized crime in Chicago, starting with its early roots in the city's history and on into the present day. More academic than expected, but still fascinating. Some background in sociological theory is helpful but not always necessary, as Lombardo does a good job of outlining basic theories. Very interesting.


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