The American branches of the Mafia named “La Costra Nostra” is believed to have begun in 1893 when Don Vito …show more content…
Al Capone one of America’s well known Mafia men was a gangster from Chicago who got his fortune from selling women and alcohol. He controlled every aspect of a crime. Capone was sent to Alcatraz in 1931, not for various killings, but for tax evasion. When Capone was sent away to prison, Chicago’s gangster image began to fade out and New York became the next big Mafia City. The city for the next generation of gangsters. Once prohibition ended, gangsters reorganized themselves in organizations which controlled gambling and prostitution, the distribution of drugs and other new forms of business.
Many social developments may have festered the development of the Mafia. One was the inquisition which formally abolished in Sicily in 1782.
The Sicilian Mafia is an organization which originated in 1800 had social developments and influenced popular attitudes and even a few of its own practices. Sicily’s social culture itself fed the Mafia. Political favors were normal and corruption was commonplace. So was extortion and perjury. To this day preferment are the norm for anybody seeking a job in the public sector or more often than not the private one? The Mafia was not a cause of Sicily’s social problems so much as a reflection of them. Compared to organized crime elsewhere, the Mafia was never very