Learning Objectives

13.1 List sources of information on organized crime.

13.2 Describe the various types of organized crime.

13.3 Discuss the influence of criminal activities and ethnic, subcultural, and cultural values on the nature and structure of organized criminal groups.

13.4 Evaluate several theories of the nature of syndicate crime in the United States.

13.5 Identify some of the classic patterns of organized crime.

13.6 Describe various tenets of organized crime as a criminal career.

13.7 Describe some of the strategies, investigative procedures, and laws that have arisen as a reaction to organized crime.

13.8 Assess how criminological theories apply to organized crime.