DQ: Organized crime is defined as the illegal activities of people and organizations whose acknowledged purpose is profit through illegitimate business enterprise. Over time, the concept of organized crime has been transformed by Hollywood.
• How does the media's seeming love affair with the mafia, as an entertainment topic, glamorize organized crime in the eyes of the American public?
• Why do you think the American public is so entranced by films about the mafia and other forms of organized crime?
• How does this entertainment interest hinder the accuracy of the public's perceptions of domestic and international organized crime?
• Remember to cite your references!
Organized crime groups used to be gangster that roamed the streets committing crime through the use of coercion, force, and violence. The lifestyle was violent but made to be glamorous by the media. Because the media is the public only glimpse into organized crime, how it is portrayed it what is perceived b