Jul 19, 2019
PBJ 366 - Organized Crime
2010-2011 Catalog Year
A systematic exploration of theoretical and practical issues
pertinent to organized criminal behavior. The organizational
structures of traditional and non-traditional groups are studied as
well as the historical background beginning in the nineteenth
century. The impact of law enforcement is thoroughly reviewed with
a special emphasis on illegal drug trafficking. The relationships
between drug use and crime is examined from the legal and societal
viewpoint. Additionally, the relationship between the political
environment and organized crime including the infiltration of
legitimate business is studied.
PREREQ: Upper division standing and nine hours social science credit, or instructor permission.
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