Defining - DEFINING ORGANIZED CRIME Organized crime has...

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D EFINING “O RGANIZED C RIME “Organized crime” has been described in different ways. Organized Crime (generic): Refers to group crime of any type. Organized Crime (criminological): Groups that: o Utilize violence or threats of violence; o Provide illicit goods that are in public demand; and o Assure immunity for their operators through corruption and enforcement. It may be useful to think of organized crime as a continuum. Types of Organized Crime (Albini): o Political-Social Organized Crime o Guerilla and terrorist groups and various militant social movements o Mercenary (Predatory) Organized Crime o Crimes committed by groups for direct personal profit o Associated with erroneously identified Mafias o In-Group Oriented Organized Crime o Gangs whose goals are psychological gratification o Syndicate Crime o Continuing group or org that participates in illiciat activity in any society by use of force, intimidation or threats o Structuring of a group or org whos purpose is to provide illicit
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This note was uploaded on 03/06/2011 for the course CCJS 105 taught by Professor Mcgoin during the Spring '08 term at Maryland.

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Defining - DEFINING ORGANIZED CRIME Organized crime has...

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