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CRJ 260 - Organized Crime

Examines domestic and transnational organized crime structures and practices along with the role of the criminal justice system in the investigation and prosecution of organized criminal enterprises.

Credits: 3
3 Class Hours
Course Profile
Learning Outcomes of the Course:

Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

  1. Describe the history and methods of organized crime groups in the United States, including but not limited to LaCosa Nostra, organized motorcycle gangs, and street gangs.
  2. Explain the difficulties in assigning the terms "organized crime" and "criminal enterprise" to a particular criminal group.
  3. Describe typical racketeering activities and explain how the RICO statute has been applied in criminal prosecutions of organized crime in the United States.
  4. Explain the historical reasons for the rise of transnational organized crime and identify several modern transnational criminal organizations.
  5. List and discuss crimes in which criminal organizations commonly engage worldwide.
  6. Describe organized crime's ties to financing domestic and international terrorism.

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