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Unformatted text preview: Global crime In the aftermath of the collapse, organized crime has flourished, organized partly by former party officials, especially in the republics of the Caucasus and Central Asia. Castells and his students have also carried out a good deal of research into the drugs trade in Latin America, and the various cartels which organize it. One of the features of organized crime world wide is the increasing integration of the various regional mafias which control it, and the amounts of money in circulation are staggering. The whole system incidentally is based on the criminalization of drug taking in the US – it seems that the government learned nothing from the prohibition experience during the 1920s which established the Mafia with a power base in terms of wealth and influence which they have never lost. Ban something which is in heavy demand, whether it be booze, drugs or sex, and the result is a...
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This note was uploaded on 01/17/2012 for the course SCIE SYG2000 taught by Professor Bernhardt during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
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