Organized crime is defined as a group with a formal structure whose primary activity is to obtain money through illegal activities, including drug trafficking. It affects ordinary citizens by disrupting the economy, causing neighborhood violence, and corrupting law enforcement officials.
For this weekâ€™s discussion, please respond to each of the following:
- The textbook lists a number of different activities that organized criminal elements are involved in.Â Some of these activities involve the so-called victimless crimes.Â Provide and explain at least three examples of these victimless crimes.Â What is your opinion based on legalizing these types of crimes?Â Make sure that you provide support for your opinion.
- What can be done to prevent and reduce organized crime? Give two examples and tell why you think they would be effective.Â Make sure that you provide support for your answer.