Romanticization of "clip joints" in the 1930s

During the 1920s and 1930s the prohibition would not allow alcohol which caused more crime to grow throughout the United States. During this time is when "clip joints" started to become relevant. A "clip joint" is an establishment that scams their customers out of money. Quite literally the word ''Clip" refers to the shear of wool or shearing of cash from someone. The word 
"joint" was slang for a place. The "clip joint" would use all different tactics to trick customers for as much money as possible. For example, these clubs would use women to attract male businessmen in the establishments and spend time with them to have them spend as much money as possible throughout the night, without offering or giving sex for money.
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Abstract/Description: During the 1920s and 1930s the prohibition would not allow alcohol which caused more crime to grow throughout the United States. During this time is when "clip joints" started to become relevant. A "clip joint" is an establishment that scams their customers out of money. Quite literally the word ''Clip" refers to the shear of wool or shearing of cash from someone. The word "joint" was slang for a place. The "clip joint" would use all different tactics to trick customers for as much money as possible. For example, these clubs would use women to attract male businessmen in the establishments and spend time with them to have them spend as much money as possible throughout the night, without offering or giving sex for money.
Subject(s): Undergraduate Research
1930s
Clip joints