The "Murder Capital". How a metaphor reflects Detroit’s horrific realities


Term Paper, 2018

25 Pages


Abstract or Introduction

The paper illustrates a bit of the history of crime in the Detroit, Michigan. The main topics are drugs and gang violence, which started as early as the 1920s with a gang named the "Purple Gang". The paper talks about the fundamentals of this period of time, including "bootlegging", the illegal production and dissemination of liquor. Further explanations shift to crime in our days, and to law enforcement officers and firefighters' perspectives of the dangers lurking in the city - such as gun violence and arson. Law enforcement in particular is explained in a separate chapter, talking about Detroit Police Department tax problems and prejudice concerning racial and ethnic markers.

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Title
The "Murder Capital". How a metaphor reflects Detroit’s horrific realities
College
University of Heidelberg  (Heidelberg Center for American Studies)
Author
Year
2018
Pages
25
Catalog Number
V1437074
ISBN (eBook)
9783346991409
ISBN (Book)
9783346991416
Language
English
Keywords
Detroit, Michigan, crime, criminals, murder capital, rescue, firefighters, danger, drugs, dope, police, law enforcement, history, alcohol, gangs
Quote paper
Leo Kempe (Author), 2018, The "Murder Capital". How a metaphor reflects Detroit’s horrific realities, Munich, GRIN Verlag, https://www.grin.com/document/1437074

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