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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…

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…

Crime (Concept)

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

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…

Craxi, Bettino

(Encyclopedia) Craxi, Bettino bətē´nō kră´ksē [key], 1934–99, Italian political leader. Craxi joined the Italian Socialist party in 1957, eventually becoming deputy secretary (1970)…

Mafia

(Encyclopedia) Mafia mä´fēä [key], 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…

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,…

Capone, Al

(Encyclopedia) Capone, Al (Alfonso or Alphonse Capone) kəpōn´ [key], 1899–1947, American gangster, b. Naples, Italy. Brought up in New York City, he became connected with organized…

Walsh, Lawrence Edward

(Encyclopedia) Walsh, Lawrence Edward, 1912–2014, Canadian-born American lawyer, grad. Columbia (1932), Columbia law school (1935). Walsh's family moved to the Unite States while…

Dewey, Thomas Edmund

(Encyclopedia) Dewey, Thomas Edmund, 1902–71, American political figure, governor (1943–55) of New York, b. Owosso, Mich. Admitted (1925) to the bar, Dewey practiced law and in 1931…