Criminal Careers of Organized Criminals

Criminal Careers of Organized Criminals - CRIMINAL CAREERS...

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C RIMINAL C AREERS OF O RGANIZED C RIMINALS Organized criminals tend to: o Maintain their livelihood through crime; o Identify with crime and criminal activity; o Possess strong organizational identity; o Belong to structured groups; o Come from low income areas; o Subscribe to a code of secrecy. P UBLIC AND L EGAL R EACTION Drug Control Strategies o Legalization o Use of Diplomacy o Interdiction o Targeting Major Traffickers o Departmental Coordination o “Demand Side” Strategies Investigative Procedures: o Financial Analysis o Electronic Surveillance o Use of Informants o Undercover Agents o Citizens Commissions o Computer-Assisted Investigation Legal Responses: o Hobbs Act- antiracketeering act that can be interpreted to mean that any interference with interstate commerce to any degree whatsoever is in violation o Organized Crime Control Act RICO- prohibits proceeds form a pattern of racketeering activity from being used in acquiring legitimate businesses that are involved in interstate
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