Al Capone


Al Capone was an Italian criminal working the streets of America. He started
his life with petty crime in Brooklyn, New York. After escalating his way up in
Brooklyn, Capone moved to Chicago for bigger and better things. There Capone
had prominence supremacy as one of the giant bootlegging forerunners. His
collected and composed ways, made crime into a business that we see in today\'s
mafia. Capone changed crime into a profession, which in turn made it a business.

The word mob or mafia is a title that is often heard. When the name Capone is
associated with the title, most people think of Capone as the true influence of
the mob or mafia today. Capone was a man who of the many prohibition leaders,
lead the way for the mafia in the early 19 hundreds. Due to the prohibition era,
Al Capone transformed the mafia into today\'s business like criminal organization.

Organized crime in the 19th century, was an ever booming scene for the average
citizen. Since the 19th century, crime and business seemed to have gone hand in
hand since the prohibition days of Capone. Long before Al Capone became involved
in bootlegging, his excitement in life was the economic opportunity of being a
gangster on the streets. As soon as Capone reached the legal age of fourteen, he
dropped out of school to live this economic dream of making money as a gangster
on the streets. 1.Al Capone was convinced that the opportunities for personal
advancement and material success were not available through legitimate means,
and so Capone turned toward the crime profession of bootlegging. Capone was a
smart man with a mission. 2.His mission was to succeed as a criminal in a
business like matter. Although prohibition was clearly illegal, Capone used his
prohibition as a business. His attire was that of a rich business man, along
with his ways of talking were also that of a business man. Everything Capone did
was set to flow like a business, and prohibition help him act out his business
ways.
Capone used prohibition to 3.make over a modern city for his own use, and
lived off it as blatantly and richly as a caesar of Rome. This edict that Capone
presented, seem to have establish the standards for the ways of the mafia today.
With this method of doing business, it would only dispense the mafia with more
control over meaningful people in their pursuit of organized crime both then and
now. 4.There are several cases on record about Capone in which the cases became
more clearer when put in the light of an analysis of how the mafia enterprise
strives.
Capone\'s confident and poised attitude would never retire its way of doing
business. He always did his business with little worry of things going wrong in
his bootlegging. This style of attitude would soon become a trade mark in the
likes of other mafia leaders who would follow. Still Capone went about his way
of life during prohibition killing people whom he felt threatened by. This made
Capone a very powerful individual and in turn he was feared by many law abiding
citizens. Capone\'s power in the mafia then, is still entirely alive now in the
structure of the mafia. Although he is dead now, his legend lives on in the
leaders of today\'s modern mafia.
Being a big shot business man in this present day and age takes a lot of
strenuous hours to reach for the top. Capone, although new this, made his
livelihood off his illegal bootlegging. Capone saw that this was an effortless
way of making a enormous amount of money without performing the strenuous work
other people were doing just to get by life. the Mafia today still follows the
same route as Capone did then because of the large amounts of money that can be
brought in through crime with business. Its all really common today to see a
white collar individual use their professional look to bring about money to
themselves.
Money was an immense thing and was always needed in the years of Capone\'s
lifetime. With the depression and war, it made it difficult for people to even
cut even with the cost of living. People always saw themselves in contention
with life, and it wasn\'t becoming easier. For Capone, cutting even with the cost
of living was not even in his way. Capone realized that people where becoming
poor and had little life in them because of the money they were receiving. Even
though Capone was collecting