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Organized Crime

Jay S. Albanese

in Criminology

ISBN: 9780195396607
Published online December 2009 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/obo/9780195396607-0021
Organized Crime

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Organized crime is a continuing criminal enterprise that works to profit from illicit activities that are often in great public demand. Organized crimes can be grouped into three broad categories: provision of illicit goods, illicit services, and infiltration of business and government. Organized crimes are distinct from traditional crimes (such as larceny and assault) because they involve planning, multiple participants, and require corrupt measures such as threats to maintain and protect their ongoing criminal activities.

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Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice ; Criminal Justice ; Criminology

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