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Controlling Organized Crime Paper

Ashley Gallegos

May 1, 2012

CJA/384

Thomas Borton

Controlling Organized Crime Paper

Organized crime has been a growing issue since the early 20th century and even a little before. Oppressed ethnic groups fled their own countries of origin to find new life in a new country only to suffer from prejudice there as well. They used organized crime to better their income and rise in social classes; it was a business with many perks. Organized crime has flourished over the years making new business ventures for these individuals to profit from extending lending hands from transitional crimes and political machines (Lyman, 2007). In the duration of this paper we will continue to discuss the control over organized crime identifying all aspects and issues and legal limitations to combat organized crime. In theory if all the education and efforts used to eliminate or reduce organized crime would help wouldn’t it or shouldn’t it have happened already? Should the law abiding citizens of these countries ever expect to be safe from the crimes that these organizations are committing with their own governments. Let us decide by starting off by identifying issues and relationships established by organized crime group members.

As mentioned earlier organized crimes pose many threats to the citizens in their country. They commit crimes such as federal RICO crimes; bribery, sports bribery, counterfeiting, embezzlement of union funds, mail fraud, wire fraud, money laundering, obstruction of justice, murder for hire, drug trafficking, prostitution, sexual exploitation of children, alien smuggling, trafficking in counterfeit goods...
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