The Prohibition Era increased the organized crime rate and caused great tension between numerous people. In The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby is assumed a bootlegger and Meyer Wolfshiem is an intensive gambler and dealer. Both these characters portray important roles involved in organized crime. Organized crime is the criminal activity that is planned and controlled by powerful groups and carried out on a larger scale. This definition is proven accurate through research and The Great Gatsby.
Industrialization drew a large numbers workers away from their homes and into large cities which caused the population to be increased at an unprecedented rate, crowding them into miserable housing, which spurred a high demand for cheap housing and slums. The workers were subject to the dangerous, hard jobs and low pay. Industrialization brought about a number of changes in society, economic and art. The huge impact was on the society whereas no longer had an appropriate moral, ethical and spiritual. Critics and intellectuals such as Augustus Welby
A lot of attention and controversy surrounded this trial just because of how it hit America. The trial involved lingering racial tensions in America which seperated many Americans. The trial ultimately led to the riots of L.A. and the total destruction of the city. The riots lasted for days and resulted in thousands of dollars and even lives lost. These riots were so big that the United States National guard had to be called in order to calm down the people of Los Angeles.
In the late 1800, cities were run by groups that controlled all the activities, government and businesses, this groups mostly discriminated immigrants, which it led to the formation of gangsters throughout the 1800s. Discrimination and the continuing of the civil war led to the formation of gangsters in New York City throughout the 1800s. In the 1800s, cities were run by the political machine, an organization controlled by a city boss. However, as bosses increased their power they become corrupt. Bosses manipulated
The reading this week is by Mike Davis, and is titled Planet of Slums. Mike Davis creates an argument on how slums are a worldly issue that is spreading. Davis first begins his argument with statistics based on the monumental increase of population in all countries across the globe. He also uses examples of the increase of hypercities and megacities due to intensified urbanization in Mexico-city, Seoul-Injon, and New York. Which leads into the effects on the citizens, such as China and India, and the lack of proper housing and accommodations with such a rapidly growing population.
After the law was executed, the prison population increased tremendously in the years after. Prison population exploded until the 1980s all due to the war on drugs. Drug offenders constituted more than half of the prisons population and the majority were American citizen white males. The Sentencing Reform Act was another major factor that contributed to the prison overcrowding. The Sentencing Reform Act gave offenders determinate sentencing which was a period of incarceration that the convicted had to serve and it was ordered by the court.
Many factors of the crack epidemic influenced the crime drop. First, the “precipitous rise in crack cocaine in the mid-to-late 1980s in America” made violence and crime increase drastically (Baumer and Wolff, 2014, p. 21). Since crime shot up, it made statistics seem to drop even more in the 1990s, especially for homicides, as stated by Levitt (2004). The shift from young people to a “graying” society is another point at which Baumer, Wolff and Levitt can all agree could be a cause for the crime drop of the 1990s (Baumer and Wolff, 2014, p. 20). As Levitt (2004) stated “those over the age of 65 experience victimization rates for serious violent crime that are less than one-tenth of those of teenagers” (p. 171) and since the young population got older, the crime followed in trend.
In society, it is automatically assumed that people want justice, equality and stride for freedom. Despite that, when a group of people are put together; they turn into a stack of dominos. Although they do not realize it, when someone of higher social class creates a certain stigma against a person or group, the rest will eventually follow through despite personally knowing them. It is the act of bias and influence that hinder the sight of many. "Bigotry or prejudice in any form is more than a problem; it is deep-seated evil within our society" a quote from Judith Light.
People's individual experiences can shape the way they respond and interact with each other and their environment. Experiences such as falling in love, the death of a loved one, growing up in a harmful environment may change people's perceptions of life and their individual conceptions about the meaning of life. Some people experience horrid experiences and are inspired by these experiences in better themselves and make their lives the best in order to achieve their ultimate goals. Others may have equally bad experiences but may choose to follow a different, less successful path filled with actions and emotions which end up instigating Moore harm than good. The choices people make in response to their experiences exemplify their individual mindset.
Social norms tell us what is or what is not acceptable in certain situations. They are an element of culture that is established by people’s perspectives on what they deem socially acceptable amongst each other. Social norms are important in society and in social interactions. Some people break these social construction based on personal development or when they are in a personal space. When one is out in public there are a number of things one would not do because it is socially unacceptable.
Commonly referred to as the general, or shot caller was the “Big Homie” (Bloods) and the “General” (Crips). These individuals were the head of the sets, those who gave the instructions and order. Effects on Society Gang violence is one of the main causes for economic and social issues in the community. This violence can be seen from both sets as they continue to initiate individuals and grow. In the city of Los Angeles there is approximately 400 gangs and over 40,000 gang members.
The Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1986 was a law that was signed by President Ronald Reagan on October 27, 1986. This law was what officially began the all-out war on drugs that is still being fought today by local, state and federal law enforcement agencies across the United States and internationally. This particular Act has been one of the leading cause of mass incarceration of both men and women in America. The prison population has almost quadrupled since 1980 to 2000 due to strict laws against drug dealers, drug traffickers, and users. Each year, the overall prison population surpassed the 1 million mark (Lurigio & Loose, 2008).