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organized crime

(Encyclopedia) organized crime, criminal activities organized and coordinated on a national scale, often with international connections. The American tradition of daring desperadoes like Jesse James?

Fighting Organized Crime

United Nations launches major international effort by David Johnson This article was posted on December 15, 2000. Related Links Encyclopedia: Organized CrimeInternational Terrorist?


(Encyclopedia) crime: see criminal law; criminology; gang; juvenile delinquency; organized crime.

Craxi, Bettino

(Encyclopedia) Craxi, Bettino b?t?n? kr?ks?, 1934?99, Italian political leader. Craxi joined the Italian Socialist party in 1957, eventually becoming deputy secretary (1970) and general secretary (?

Brooke, Edward William, 3d

(Encyclopedia) Brooke, Edward William, 3d, 1919?2015, U.S. senator (1967?79), b. Washington, D.C. A decorated World War II veteran, he was admitted to the bar in 1948. A Republican, he served (1963??

Bonanno, Joe

(Encyclopedia) Bonanno, Joe (Joseph Bonanno), 1905?2002, American crime boss nicknamed Joe Bananas, b. Castellammare del Golfo, Sicily. He came to the United States illegally in 1924, settled in?

Toledo, Francisco

(Encyclopedia) Toledo, Francisco, 1940?2019, Mexican artist and activist, b. Francisco Benjamn Lpez Toledo. He drew upon his Zapotec heritage for his paintings, drawings, prints, collages, ceramics?


(Encyclopedia) Mafia mf?, name given to a number of organized groups of Sicilian brigands in the 19th and 20th cent. Unlike the Camorra in Naples, the Mafia had no hierarchic organization; each?

Luciano, Lucky

(Encyclopedia) Luciano, Lucky (Charles Luciano), 1896?1962, American crime boss, b. near Palermo, Sicily, as Salvatore Luciana. His family emigrated in 1906, settling in New York City, where he?

Capone, Al

(Encyclopedia) Capone, Al (Alfonso or Alphonse Capone)k?p?n, 1899?1947, American gangster, b. Naples, Italy. Brought up in New York City, he became connected with organized crime and was the subject?