Organized Crime and Learning Team

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Week Three: The Evolution of Organized Crime and the Drug Business| | Details| Due| Points|
Objectives| 1 2.1 Analyze the social disorganization in mid-19th-century America that created the climate for certain types of organized crime. 2.2 Explain the evolution of organized crime. 2.3 Describe the history, structure, and multinational operating methods of the drug business. 2.4 Analyze the relationship between organized crime, Prohibition, and early drug syndicates. 2.5 Identify changes in the various business interests of organized crime over the last 150 years. 2.6 Explain the role of corrupt political machines in fostering organized crime.| | | Readings| Read the Week Three Read Me First.Read Ch. 3–6 of Organized Crime.Review Ch. 2 of Understanding Organized Crime. Read this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings.| | | Participation| Participate in class discussion.| | 2| Discussion Questions| Respond to weekly discussion questions.| DQ #1 is due on Wednesday (Day 2);DQ #2 is due Friday (Day 4); DQ #3 is due Sunday (Day 6)| 2| Learning Team Instructions| Review this week’s objectives and discuss additional insights and questions that may have arisen.Review the Organized Crime Group Analysis assignment, due in Week Four.Learning Team Deliverable: Your team must make a 200+ word post on a topic, of your team’s choosing, drawn from the readings. Cite to at least two sources to support your points. Please make the post in your team forum. The post is due by the last day of the class week (Monday).| | 1 (Learning Team Deliv.)| IndividualSocial Organized Crime Perspective Paper| Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper in which you discuss and explain the term social institution, as it applies to organized crime. Which empirical and speculative theories are most applicable when applied to organized crime and criminal behavior? Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.| Due Monday (Day 7)| 9| -------------------------------------------------

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Week Four: A Comparative Perspective on Organized Crime| | Details| Due| Points|
Objectives| 2 3.7 Analyze the scope of domestic organized crime groups and identify their interrelationships. 3.8 Explain the relationship between early ethnic or racially organized crime groups and contemporary youth gangs. 3.9 Compare and contrast the political, ideological, and religious origins of organized crime groups. 3.10 Analyze the relationship between organized crime and terrorist activity. 3.11 Identify the prominent terrorist organizations worldwide. 3.12 Explain the political, social, and financial motivations of terrorist groups.| | | Readings| Read the Week Four Read Me First.Read Ch. 7–9 of Organized Crime.Read Ch. 10 & 11 of Understanding Organized Crime. Read this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings.| | | Participation| Participate in class discussion.| | 2| Discussion Questions| Respond to weekly discussion questions.| DQ #1 is due on Wednesday (Day 2);DQ #2 is due Friday (Day 4); DQ #3 is due Sunday (Day 6)| 2| Learning Team Instructions| Review this week’s objectives and discuss additional insights and questions that may have arisen.Review the Comparison of Organized Crime and Terrorist Groups Presentation assignment, due in Week Five.Learning Team Deliverable: Your team must make a 200+ word post on a topic, of your team’s choosing, drawn from the readings. Cite to at least two sources to support your points. Please make the post in your team forum. The post is due by the last day of the class week (Monday).| | 1 (Learning Team Deliv)| IndividualSocial Disorganization Question-and-Answer| Write a 700- to 1,050-word response to the following...
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