Combating Organized Crime Essay by Sledge

Combating Organized Crime
A brief history of organized crime in America and a look at what can be done to fight Iit.
# 64542 | 1,716 words | 8 sources | APA | 2005 | US

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This paper begins with a brief history of organized crime in America, explaining the two primary events that gave rise to organized crime and what conditions allowed it to flourish. The paper then presents a proposal for ways to combat organized crime, suggesting that it can be controlled by allocating sufficient resources (financial, personnel, peripheral support) to the FBI Organized Crime Task Force in each metropolitan area where organized crime groups are operating.

Fiscal Responsibility
Community-Oriented Policing
RICO and Wiretapping Resources

From the Paper:

"World War I impacted the spread and organization of organized crime in two major ways. First, the immigrant push out of Europe following the devastation of the war meant the concentration of large numbers of immigrants in New York and other large American cities in the early twentieth century. In particular, such immigrants included people who affiliated themselves with the Sicilian Mafia, who would play a significant role in the development of organized crime in the 1920s (Dombrink, 1988). The second impact followed the decision by the United States Congress to pass the Volstead Act in 1920, which prohibited the manufacture or sale of alcohol in the United States (Calvi & Coleman, 1989)."

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