Exactly what is the Mafia?

Exactly what is the Mafia? Mafia, more specifically the Italian-American Mafia, is a group of criminals organized into “families,” and operating primarily in North America. Also known as La Cosa Nostra, at one time there were 26 families in the United States – roughly one for each major city. The Mafia composed of bosses of … Read more

Gangsta Rap: Crime

The cultural majority in America is up in arms over the rising levels of violence and horrific images that have seeped into popular entertainment. Movies, television, and music have always been controversial, but even they can cross the line between poor taste and immorality. Entertainment corporations and record labels don’t even blink, when told of … Read more

Race, Crime, and the Law Timeline

1619-A Dutch Man of War sells twenty and odd negars [Negroes] to the Cape merchant of the Virginia Company in Jamestown. 1798-Andrew Fede Slave Abuse A North Carolina statue declared the killing of a slave to be a felony, but then added that the statue should not extend to any person killingany slave in the … Read more

The Mafia

It exists. You probably wont see it if you visit Sicily. You probably wont see any of its effects, either, unless you look very closely. But considering its profound influence on Sicilian life, no twentieth-century history book on Sicily would be accurate without mentioning the most famous Sicilian fraternity. The word Mafia was formally recorded … Read more

Capital Punishment deters murder, and is just Retribution

Capital punishment, is the execution of criminals by the state, for committing crimes, regarded so heinous, that this is the only acceptable punishment. Capital punishment does not only lower the murder rate, but it’s value as retribution alone is a good reason for handing out death sentences. Support for the death penalty in the U. … Read more

Can criminal behavior of “Serial Bombers” be predicted?

Could the writings of Ted Kaczynski’s “manifesto” given any indication that he would become a serial bomber? Were there “predictors” present in his writings. Could Kaczynski’s behavior be a result of Juvenile delinquency as a youth? Were his actions a result of a Compulsive Disorder? Could these or other theories predict who would become a … Read more

An Alternative for Prison

Subjects: Criminal justice, Crime, Prison, Punishment. Keywords: America’s prisons, restitution costs, criminal justice system, nonviolent offender, meaningful work, much money, prison system, victims of their crimes, nonviolent criminals, course of my studies, Daniel Van Ness, author David Simon, assets of organized crime members. America’s prisons have been called “graduate schools for crime. ” It stands to reason: … Read more