Course Description for Organized Crime
This course explores criminality undertaken by groups of individuals strategically associated for the purpose of criminal activity. It is designed to introduce students to an understanding of what organized crime is, its history, evolution, and the criminal enterprises that make up organized crime. Attention is given to the cooperation between the government and organized crime as well as the legal response to this form of criminal activity. Theoretical explanations of organized crime are explored as well as the interplay between organized crime, terrorism, international crime, and technology.