Learning Objectives

17.1 Explain how organized crime is different from other types of criminal groups.

17.2 Describe the role of corruption in the origin, perpetuation, and growth of organized crime.

17.3 Discuss the history of organized crime in the United States.

17.4 Identify and expound on Russian, Japanese, African American, and Latino organized crime groups.

17.5 Recognize the roles various criminological theories play in trying to understand organized crime.

17.6 Identify methods of law enforcement to battle organized crime.