Alphonse Gabriel "Al" Capone . Background. Born in Brooklyn January 17, 1989 8 siblings Parents were Italian immigrants Father was a barber and mother was a seamstress Attended a strict parochial Catholic school Expelled from school at age 14 for hitting a female teacher in the face
Disorderly Conduct- Unruly behavior constituting a minor offense
The Differential Association Theory is the best sociological theory to describe Al Capone’s criminal acts. Al Capone was influenced by criminals like Johnny Torrio when he was just a young boy. He grew up being exposed to gang life and many different crimes. If Capone wasn’t influenced by Torrio he might not have become such a notorious gangster.
When Capone started in small gangs, he did small crimes like disorderly conduct. He then kept moving up in the ladder to more powerful gangs. The entire time he was in each gang he was influenced by the other gang members and the gang leaders. He learned the ways of the gangs and how to do each crime without getting caught. In the more powerful gangs he did more serious crimes like murder. He also became a bootlegger with his old mentor Torrio. Here the things that Torrio taught him came into play and he became one of Torrios’ best bootleggers. In conclusion, Al Capone’s behavior is best classified under the Differential Association Theory.