292. Gangsterism (See also Outlawry.)
- Black Hand, the sobriquet for the Mafia. [Am. Hist.: NCE, 1657]
- Capone, Al “Scarf ace” (1899–1947) Chicago mobster, famous gangland bootleg king. [Am. Hist.: Flexner, 73]
- Cosa Nostra secret organization akin to the Mafia; operates in the U.S. [Am. Hist.: Misc.]
- Detroit Purple Gang gangster mob of the 1920s. [Am. Hist.: NCE, 2018]
- Godfather “father figure” to the Mafia. [Am. Lit.: The Godfather ; Am. Cinema: Halliwell, 297]
- Krik, Benya tough Jewish gangster of Odessa. [Russ. Lit.: Benya Krik, the Gangster ]
- Little Caesar archetypal gangster. [Am. Cinema: Griffith, 269]
- M criminals are so revolted by the murder of several children that they search and capture the murderer. [Ger. Cinema: Halliwell, 256]
- Mafia sinister crime syndicate promotes violence to achieve goals. [Am. Hist.: NCE, 1657]
- Syndicate organized crime unit throughout major cities of the United States. [Am. Hist.: NCE, 2018]
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