Personal Perception of Organized Crime Paper

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* Nora Montenegro
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* Robert Birdsall
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Personal Perception of Organized Crime Paper
Crime itself is a general term that describes acts that are going against the grain of law and what is considered legal. Illegal acts do not necessarily have to hurt anyone in particular, and it does not mean that violence has to be part of a crime. A criminal act could be as simple as stealing a blouse or shirt from a department store. In the case of organized crime, the term changes significantly. Organized crime consist of a group of people who have an agenda or a structured plan of corruption, that is to say, a program in place to commit illegal acts to gain power through financial gain, and powerful influence or reputation among the same criminal organization or in the publics eye. Though, the power or prestige gained in the public’s eye does not automatically mean that people in society know of the corruption that particular person in power is involved in. Today’s technology has facilitated the avenue of organized crime, and in turn, it has complicated the fight against organized crime for law enforcement and investigative agencies. Mafias, cartels, gangs, are instantly known for their organized criminal activity, but some politicians and powerful businessmen are notorious for organized crime activity as well (usually known as white collar crime. Drug trafficking, human trafficking, prostitution, and body part selling are normally the types of corrupted activity that mafias, and cartels use to gain financial power. This paper will describe what entails organized crime, the characteristics of the people involved, and what criminal organizations are considered some of the most dangerous organizations of organized crime. Additionally, the following information will summarize on today’s use of technology for organized crime. Definition of Organized Crime

Unlawful acts of a highly disciplined and organized association that engage in supply and demand of services that include money laundering, loan shark (lending money for a monstrous interest fee, usually double what the loan shark individual lent to the borrower. Gambling and racketeering, supplying stolen goods such as priceless artifacts (paintings or statuettes), drugs and many other illegal acts are conducted to afford the high life style that members of organized crime are accustomed to living. Organized Crime

Legitimate political participators are entangled in the core of many organized crime groups. They perform specific jobs in legitimate form for the illegal groups. Organized criminal groups need the legal services and experts to help manage such large illegal organizations. Because of the he fast growing pace of globalization and network enterprise, computer geeks are in high demand to set up the programs that organized crime groups use. Law enforcement certainly has its work cut out, when it comes to organized crime; the challenges are ever-growing and investigations become more complex and evidence is harder to track. Much of the organized crime is managed very similar to a style of corporation (Lyman & Potter, 2007).

Use of Technology for Organized crime
Global networks have expanded the opportunity to transform and empower organized crime. The principle strategy that criminal groups or organizations commonly use is to pierce local, state, national or international corporations or businesses, to glaze over the criminal activity. In other words, the use of businesses and corporations help launder monies, so that the criminal activity could go undetected. The technological and organizational opportunity to set up global networks...
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