Exogenous Shocks, the Criminal Elite, and Increasing Gender Inequality in Chicago Organized Crime

@article{Smith2020ExogenousST,
  title={Exogenous Shocks, the Criminal Elite, and Increasing Gender Inequality in Chicago Organized Crime},
  author={Chris M. Smith},
  journal={American Sociological Review},
  year={2020},
  volume={85},
  pages={895 - 923}
}
  • Chris M. Smith
  • Published 24 August 2020
  • Economics
  • American Sociological Review
Criminal organizations, like legitimate organizations, adapt to shifts in markets, competition, regulations, and enforcement. Exogenous shocks can be consequential moments of power consolidation, resource hoarding, and inequality amplification in legitimate organizations, but especially in criminal organizations. This research examines how the exogenous shock of the U.S. prohibition of the production, transportation, and sale of alcohol in 1920 restructured power and inequality in Chicago… 
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