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Unformatted text preview: Valerie Udeozor Due: February 28, 2012 Organized Crime Professor Louis Gentile Reading Response, Chapter 15: Organized Crime Statutes and Law Enforcement In summary, this chapter follows the course of action taken by the federal government to thwart the continuation of organized crime in the United States. These regulations include the Hobbs Act, Racketeer Influence and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) statute, the Controlled Substances Act, and many others. They were implemented to prevent illegal activities such as “racketeering”, tax evasion, and conspiracy. However, the broad scope of jurisdiction that the federal government has taken on in order to impede organize crime has led to some adverse circumstances. The chapter’s prime example of organized crime statutes resulting in faulty governing is RICO’s comprehensive “laundry list” of racketeering offenses. RICO has been largely, and rightfully so, criticized for giving the federal government the excessive power to infringe upon...
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- Spring '12
- Law, Federal Bureau of Investigation, local law enforcement, Racketeering