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New Characteristics for Organized Crime 1. There is a broader more global base for traditional criminal activity 2. The growth of transnational links between various groups. 3. The growing power and economic strength allows the groups to threaten the stability of states, undermine democratic institutions, hinder economic growth, and to challenge a super power.
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International Crime Org. The international criminal organization (ICO) allows for the group to have access to: - larger numbers of members - huge numbers of employees - control whole markets, especially for illegal substances.
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International Org. cont. Even can be involved in legal actions across boundaries of state and country. - Shape political climates - force countries to support illegal activities by controlling the workers, which also
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Unformatted text preview: controls economics of the country - have an enormous financial resource from which to draw on. The future of Int. Org. The future actually is likely to aid their growth: 1. Economics of production: it makes sense financially to grow drug related crops that can be supplied to growing markets. 2. International ungovernability. 3. Immigration patterns: other nationalities bringing their own version of organized crime, also fearful of involvement with police, so no basis for legitimate immigrants to help control the growth. The Future cont. 4. Border porosity: long open borders with Mexico and Canada give easy access. 5. Trends in technology: electronic banking, information access, hard to trace. 6. Relative disorganization of Law Enforcement....
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This note was uploaded on 03/01/2011 for the course SOCIOLOGY 340 taught by Professor Richardfey during the Fall '10 term at ASU.

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