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2021-2022 Catalog
CCJ 4641: Organized Crime

Course Description for Organized Crime

CCJ4641: Organized Crime
This course explores criminality undertaken by groups of individuals strategically associated for the purpose of criminal activity. Historical origins of organized crime in the United States are presented along with structural analyses of its causes. Case studies of specific criminal groups are analyzed with regard to criminological theory. Strategies for fighting organized crime and its depiction in popular culture are also addressed.