This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

Organized Crime: Notoricus Bank Robbers Essay

1310 words - 6 pages

With the Great Depression for the 1930’s came a wave of crime. This was not the typical bootlegging from the 1920s and prohibition era with the mobs and mob leaders such as Alphonso Capone of Chicago. This was a new wave of crime: notorious bank robbers. We all know of the Wild West bank robbers, for instance the James Younger gang, the Hole in the wall gang led by butch Cassidy and many others. The difference now is that modern day bank robbers were not armed with colt single action revolvers and they most defiantly were not fleeing on horseback any more. They were now heavily armed with colt 1911 automatic pistols, 45 caliber Thompson sub machine guns and B.A.Rs (browning automatic rifles). Along with their fully automatic military grade weapons they were using the auto mobile as a source of their getaway. For the most part these gangsters struck in the heartland of the United States. This was where the Great Depression had a huge effect on the life of the people. The civilians looked at the bank robbers as an act of revenge on the banks.
The famous bank robbers of the 1930s were not from areas they were known to rob. For the most part, some of the bank robbers consisted of John Dillinger, Bonnie and Clyde, Pretty Boy Floyd, Machine Gun Kelly, and Baby Face Nelson. Many of these men and women had younger criminal activity. They came from all over the United States.
John Dillinger came from Indianapolis Indiana. He was known to be one of, if not the most famous bank robber of the 1930’s. In his career of crime, he was in prison on two separate offenses. When going to prison the first time, he was quoted saying “I will be the meanest bastard you ever saw when I get out of here” (johndillinger/ quotes).
The second time he was sent to prison, Dillinger was in was for his robbery on the Bluffton Ohio bank. He was sent to Lima prison where his where his famous escape took place in 1933. It was an elaborate escape involving sneaking men and guns inside the prison walls ( thebiographychannel/biography ).
From June 1933 the Dillinger gang robbed 24 banks and 4 police stations and killing 13 lawmen. Dillinger was killed at the age of 31 in July 1934 (biography/people). Along with Dillinger there were others, for example Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow from Texas. They were known to have robbed 12 banks and killed nine police men. Bonnie was killed at the age of 23 along with Clyde at the age of 25 in a police ambush. From Adairsville, Georgia was a man named Charles Arthur. He is known as Pretty Boy Floyd, the name given for his good looks. He was known for bank robberies and killing of lawmen. Floyd was gunned down by law men at the age of 30. Machine gun Kelly, also known as George Barns, was from Memphis, Tennessee. He got his nick name from his favorite weapon the Thompson sub machine gun. Kelly was arrested in 1933 after trying to collect a ransom of 200,000 dollars. He later died in prison in the 1950s. This last man was very famous and was at...

Find Another Essay On Organized Crime: Notoricus Bank Robbers

How Math is Used in the FBI

1798 words - 7 pages the smallest thing that could give a hint to solving a case such as if the crime scene is organized denotes multiple offenses. Statistics are also compiled when looking for a stolen item such as money from a bank, for example, if money is stolen; statistics might tell you where to look, the age, gender, ethnicity, and type of person (down to the car they might drive). Statistics are especially important when looking at juvenile violence and the

Smooth Criminal Essay

2289 words - 10 pages The world was made with humans, humans as created by God are flawed and make decisions that may not be the best for that and/or another individual(s). One of the mistakes that humans make is crime on others. Some crime is more dangerous than others. Many authors have a theme of some type of crime because of how heavily it is impacting our society and people living in it. F. Scott Fitzgerald beautifully illustrates organized crime during the

Types of Crime

966 words - 4 pages Caleb CopeCRJ 100 ClassNovember 1, 2014Types of CrimeThere are many types of crime in the criminal justice system. Crimes such as Violent,Property, Public-Order, White-Collar, Organized, and High-Tech. These are six main types ofcrimes in the United States of America, and are they are being committed frequently bycriminals daily all over the United States. Crimes are very serious and have been committed inthe World for ages.Violent crime is a

An Analyses of the Motives of a Thief

1883 words - 8 pages different crime. The focus for this paper is Theft. People often wonder, what motivates criminals to commit theft? The answer is difficult and must be examined by what type of theft or thievery is committed. Some of the most recognizable types of theft are bank robbers, con artist, art thief, and a simple pick pocket. First off, Bank robberies. Bank robberies back in the early 1930s had been a booming business to get into, due to the fact that the

comparing and contrasting the difference between the original 4thamendment and the new additives - UMASS Dartmouth - essay

486 words - 2 pages attacker. The police should have been out trying to find the attacker but that does not mean they can accuse many others of the crime. Just like in my case, Jacoby and Tyrone were unlawfully searched upon questioning because they matched the description of the bank robbers, even though they had nothing to do with the crime. In the cases Mena v Simi Valley & Muehler v Mena, since the woman looked Mexican, she was asked about legal status. This does not pertain to the situation I described.

Baby Face Nelson AKA Lester Joseph Gillis

1711 words - 7 pages to a boys home at the age of thirteen didn’t help him in learning what is right and wrong. During the life of baby face nelson he committed over four bank robberies and although there is no clear number of how many people Baby Face Nelson killed, he did kill 5 FBI agents during his life of crime. Nelson was sent to a boy’s home when he was thirteen for stealing and was released two years latter but sent to jail again for similar charges (Federal

Cole Younger

2615 words - 10 pages men, Bob Younger, Charlie Pitts, and Jesse James, were to rob the Northfield Bank (Younger 78). In no time at all Joseph Lee Haywood, the cashier, was dead, as was an innocent bystander. The town sprang into arms almost at once. "Rifles peeped out of windows like guns from a fort." The robbers did not plan on such a small town having such a complete arsenal. Clell Miller and Bill Chadwell lay in the middle of the street dead. Jim

Classical and Rational Theory

962 words - 4 pages , because many people repeatedly commit crimes. So, while this explains a portion of the criminals it did not explain the majority of criminals (career burglars, bank robbers, rapist etc). This led to a paradigm shift which began to focus more on criminal behavior and why people commit crimes.One of the paradigm changes was the rational theory. This paradigm hinged on the fact that human had free will. This paradigm also includes routine theory and

New Hollywood Cinema (Scarface)

2373 words - 9 pages conversations. Many rap artists have included various alias names and lyrics in their music, such as the rapper Scarface, using the title of the film Scarface as his stage name. The underworld crime and gangster film culture is developed around the actions of criminals, gangsters, bank robbers, underworld figures, or ruthless mobsters that operate outside the law, stealing and murdering their way through life. These crime stories often highlight

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

3473 words - 14 pages the reward money; they did not know any existed. The payroll guard did give two different versions of what the two suspects looked like. However, one of the Argentinean tellers at a bank robbed by the Americanos said that one of the robbers referred to himself by the common Chilean name Madariaga, the same name used in the payroll guard’s account (Meadows and Buck 27). Most likely, then, one of the American bandits was simply using an alias to

Patricia Hearst and the Symboinese Liberation Army

1316 words - 6 pages propaganda. Many believed that they were too evolved and smart to ever be “brainwashed.” Patricia used this term as a justification for her involvement with the SLA. Many psychologists also claimed that Hearst suffered from Stockholm syndrome. Stockholm syndrome first originated from a bank hold up in Stockholm, Sweden in 1973, two robbers held 3 women and 1 man hostage for 6 days and convinced them that the police outside of the bank were

Similar Essays

Gangster Paper

944 words - 4 pages With the Great Depression for the 1930’s came a wave of crime. This was not the typical bootlegging from the 1920s and prohibition era with the mobs and mob leaders such as Alphonso Capone of Chicago. But this was with a new wave of crime. The notorious bank robbers. We all know of the Wild West bank robbers. For instance the James Younger gang, the Hole in the wall gang led by butch Cassidy and many others. There was a difference now. The

White Collar Crime Essay

1241 words - 5 pages and Organized, "In order to maximize their profits, US corporation routinely commit crimes against consumers, competitors, stockholders and other investors, inventors, employees, and the state. White-Collar crime can be separated into three categories which are Occupational Crime, Corporate Crime and Organized Crime. Occupational crimes are committed for personal gain against an employer and has two forms Occupational theft and Occupational

Criminal Figures Of The Twenties Essay

1713 words - 7 pages highly backed by dollars from organized crime just shortly after the conference (Bardsley). Public opinion was clear: if the mobsters can safely carry on their business, fighting Prohibition essentially, then their actions will not only be condoned but also electorally endorsed.A title generally associated with bank robbers of the twenties and thirties is "Robin Hood" though it is used especially in connection with John Dillinger. After the zenith

Jesse James And Billy The Kid

1133 words - 5 pages . Jesse James was born September 05, 1847 in Kearney, Missouri. He was a Civil War veteran that had fought for the Confederate army before he turned to a life of crime. Jesse and his brother tried to live an honest life working their families’ farm, but by 1866 they decided to become bank robbers. They did not do it entirely because of money but because they felt that the banks were industrializations that the north was forcing on the south. In a