Violence and Organized Crime

@article{Geis1966ViolenceAO,
  title={Violence and Organized Crime},
  author={G. Geis},
  journal={The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science},
  year={1966},
  volume={364},
  pages={86 - 95}
}
  • G. Geis
  • Published 1966
  • Sociology
  • The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science
Violence in the world of organized crime has been more common than in other segments of the social structure, mostly because of the absence of alternative control systems available to the highly competitive enterprises that make up organized crime. In the lower-class gang, the future organized criminal learns the utility of violence and is recruited into groups which train him in other social and personal at tributes of importance to a career in organized crime. These traits later assume a… Expand
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