- Words: 615
- Length: 2 Pages
- Topic: Criminal Justice
- Paper #: 28645807
The Five Families have dominated organized crime in New York City since the 1930s. In 1931, the Five Families, in addition to the Chicago Outfit, established The Commission, a governing body that helped to eliminate feuds, disputes, and wars among the various crime families who were constantly vying for control over illegal activities, among other things ("Organized Crime-American Mafia").
Most mafia activities were restricted until 1920. Prior to the Prohibition,