Organized crime, organized crime groups, organized crime activities, bibery, corruption, economy, government
Organized crime has over the years developed into a global problem with law enforcement agencies and nongovernmental organizations taking the initiative to stop activities carried out by these organized crime groups. Nongovernmental have also intervened in reducing the involvement of society into organized crime activities. Organized crime has a wide range of illegal activities which are not authorized by the governments and always operate under the radar; means that it is hard to notice criminal activities (McCarthy, 2011).
[...] Organized crime affects the general functioning of society and the economy. Proper coordination of involved parties increases the efficiency of the fight against organized crime. The rooting out of organized crime promotes proper business practices, stability in the political, social, judicial and legal systems. References McCarthy, D. M. (2011). An economic history of organized crime: A national and transnational approach. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge. [...]
[...] The methods used by the organized crime groups such as intimidation in gaining control. Gaining control in these sectors leads to unfair competition and thus negative effects on the economy and the financial sectors (McCarthy, 2011). Due to the illegal nature of the organized crime group activities, these groups engage in business activities using massive amounts of cash. This money is illegal and thus these groups engage in business activities in the bid to integrate their illegal money into the legal banking systems. [...]
[...] They gain control by using violence and intimidation tactics. They maintain control in their territories and carry out activities such as drug trafficking, human trafficking and in small scale petty theft, credit/debit card fraud in order to finance their activities (McCarthy, 2011). Organized crime activities disrupt order in society in the sense that people live in fear and due to the tactics of these groups law enforcement intervention is limited due to intimidation to law enforcement agencies and people willing to expose their activities. [...]
[...] Social pervasiveness and engagement in activities such as bribery and corruption among law enforcement agencies, the judicial system, and even the political systems have proved accountability hard in these systems. This has limited the fight against organized crime among countries and to an extent the global fight against organized crime (McCarthy, 2011). In conclusion, organized crime is now a global problem with crime organizations going beyond the limits of one country. The fight against organized crime requires the cooperation of agencies involved and proper communication channels together with sharing of relevant information so as to stop the entry and expansion of organized crime groups in many areas/countries. [...]
[...] Nongovernmental have also intervened in reducing the involvement of society into organized crime activities. Organized crime has a wide range of illegal activities which are not authorized by the governments and always operate under the radar; means that it is hard to notice criminal activities (McCarthy, 2011). Organized crime groups are normally grouped and in many forms such as the mafia, biker gangs, drug syndicates, crime families, cartels. These forms engage in illegal activities such as credit/debit card fraud, money laundering, theft, illegal drug trade and trafficking, human trafficking and prostitution among others. [...]
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