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Organized Crime in America

Study Organised Crime's history using Online Video

With this title, you'll survey the history of organized crime and delve into an underworld populated by mobsters and crime families.

This online educational video title uncovers the roots and international scope of modern organized crime and provides fascinating profiles of more than 600 famous law enforcers and organized crime figures including Eliot Ness, Al Capone, Bugsy Siegel, and Pablo Escobar Gaviria. Survey the criminal exploits of notorious mobsters, crime families, syndicates, and cartels. Trace the history of the Mafia from its origin as a defender of Christian rights in the Ninth Century.

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain insight to the history of organized crime through profiles on mobsters, crime families, syndicates, cartels, and law enforcers, including Al Capone, Frank Costello, Monk Eastman, Sam Giancana, Meyer Lansky, Lucky Luciano, Eliot Ness, Dutch Schultz, and Bugsy Siegel.
  • Survey the criminal exploits of organized crime figures throughout the world, and gain insight to the infiltration of businesses by organized crime and the control it exerts on neighbourhoods and governments through intimidation, extortion, bribery, and murder.
  • Trace the origins and development of organized crime in America and abroad.
  • Learn about the roots and scope of modern organized crime through the eyes of award-winning true-crime writer Jay Robert Nash, who compiled this encyclopedia and is the author and narrator of the introductory presentation.
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