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).
[...] 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. [...]
[...] Due to the tactics used by the organized crime groups, the impact on the legal, law enforcement has increased. The organized crime groups engage in intimidation, threats and murders in order to control the political, legal, judicial systems and thus the fight of organized crime is faced with this challenge. These tactics of gaining control may lead to destabilization of the relevant systems in the government (McCarthy, 2011). THE ROLE OF MEDIA IN ORGANIZED CRIME Organized crime groups operate through fear tactic and control. [...]
[...] The operating and success of the legal business is limited and the collapse of legal businesses which contribute to the economy is threatened and possible collapse of the businesses. Illegal businesses operated by organized crime groups prohibit legal businesses from the market conditions of demand and supply and thus the entry of organized crime group in the market has contributed to the bankruptcy of legal businesses (McCarthy, 2011). Besides the business circles, the financial sectors of an economy are threatened by organized crime. [...]
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