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From its very existence the Mafia has always been feared and respected They are respected for the power that they posses to do what they want whenever and with whomever they please Also the Mafia is respected for the money that they poses and the ability to get it by all means possible They are feared by people knowing that the Mafia would not hesitate to kill someone if need be The roots of the mafia go way back to Sicily where their history is ancient and bloody Cummings and Volkman 3 The American mafia is often portrayed as the invisible and omnipotent criminal of the movie melodrama Cummings and Volkman 4 It is neither of them but the American mafia is one of the most dangerous criminal organizations in the world Cummings and Volkman 4 When the American mafia first started people did not pay much attention to the criminal acts that they did and the unholy morals that they stood for That was until a man from Chicago by the name of Al Capone took the mafia from rags to riches from the late nineteen twenties well into the nineteen thirties Thanks to Mr Capone the American mafia was well known and became a great force to be dealt with in the world Mr Capone also made men of the mafia among the most socially mobile people in America There are mafia families all over the world some of which run their businesses in the countryside The mafia is mostly a big city organization because of what goes on in the city crime police corruption and unholy alliances between politics and business Cummings and Volkman 5 Basically wherever the money is there will be a mafia family nearby New York City is considered to be the main grounds of the mafia world in which they earn up to thirty billion dollars each year Cummings and Volkman 6
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