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American Mafia and Their Social Norms

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Ryan Boatman

on 8 April 2014

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Transcript of American Mafia and Their Social Norms

8. When asked for information, the answer must be the truth.
9. Money cannot be appropriated if it belongs to others or other's families.
10. People who can't be a part of the Cosa Nostra are anyone with a close relative in the police, with a two-timing relative in the family, anyone who behaves badly, or doesn't hold moral values.
10 Commandments
"The Man of Honor"
Religious Blood Smearing
The Oath of Loyalty
Initiation Ritual
Cosa Nostra- "Our Thing"
Biggest organized crime unit in the U.S.
Rituals, Rules, and Customs
American Mafia and Their Social Norms
7. Wives must be treated with respect.
6. Appointments must be respected.
5. Always be available to the Costa Nostra, even if one's wife is about to give birth.
4. Don't go to pubs or clubs.
3. Never be seen with the cops.
2. Never look at the wives of friends.
1. No-one can present himself directly to another of our friends, there must be a third person to do it.
Facial Hair
Blood for Blood
The categorical prohibition of cooperation with the state authorities or alliance on it's services, even when one has been a victim of a crime.
"Go to the mattresses"
Selfless Initiation
Punishment deaths
Thank You!
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