1: Discuss how the Prohibition Era affected organized crime.
In 1919 when the Volstead Act or Prohibition was initiated was a volatile time, where many
different ethnic groups were battling to either get into the organized crime arena or maintain their
1. Compare and contrast the Russian Mafia with the Yakuza.
As a minimum, your answer should include a breakdown of the "typical" Russian and Yakuza
organized crime member, where each operate, how they began, key illegal activities conducted
by each, and y
1. Our text provides several examples of potential connections between elected officials and
organized crime. With that in mind, select one such example, and after doing further research on
the example you chose, provide your supported analysis, that is,
A woman who gives birth in prison may lose her child to state authorities or may have her
parental rights severely restricted. In most cases, the child is removed from the inmate mother
shortly after birth. Do you think this is fair? Why or why not?
Define ethics. What is the difference between relative ethics and absolute ethics? Under what
circumstances would relative ethics be used? Does Satan have ethics?
Ethics is defined as the discipline dealing with what is good and bad and with moral duty an
Discuss the value of organized crime investigations by Presidential Commissions.
1. Corruption can exist for many reasons, however it is common for the local political or law
enforcement leaders to be undermanned, underfunded, ill equip and not proper tra
1: What theory do you believe best explains why Organized Crime has flourished and why?
Please be very specific.
I would have to say that rational choice theory makes the most sense to me. This is because most
people whether criminals are not seem to weig
1: Compose a higher level undergraduate level question related to the historical use of money
laundering and racketeering by organized crime.
Examine the nations drug problem and how it correlates to drug trafficking that is conducted by
The American Correctional Association, the oldest and largest correctional association in the
world, administers the only national accreditation program for all components of adult and
juvenile corrections. ACA standards are the national benchmark for the
1: Summarize RICO and one other ACT identified in the text regarding Crime Statutes aimed at
combating organized crime. As part of your response identify their key strengths and
weaknesses. Also be sure to include your supported view regarding the effecti