Controlling Organized Crime

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Controlling Organized Crime

Controlling Organized Crime
Since the 1990’s, organized crime has become a problem among U.S. citizens. The Mafia was the earliest group to show its strengths of power and manipulation among citizens and business of New York City. From the time of the Mafia’s rise, other criminal organizations have surfaced using their power to corrupt personal within business for the gain of finance and political strength. In today society, one of the main question when it comes to these groups is how can criminal organizations be controlled? This paper will identify the problems presented and the various relationships established by organized crime. It will describe the legal limitations associated with combating
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Another problem that can appear is the ability that these groups have when it comes to establishing themselves in legitimate and illegitimate industries, consequently making discovery by law enforcement officials almost impossible. It has been shown that over time, many organized crime groups will gain power or influence, yet while some will fade into the darkness, others will gain strength and notoriety and eventually become more powerful and rooted within society (Lyman & Potter , 2007).
When organized crime begins to establish themselves in a city, they build their relationships through use of intimidation, blackmail, and bribery for power and control. Organized crime groups will also use this type of behavior when it comes to establishing with police officers and elected officials. When crime group get a hold on this types people they are able to make themselves more entrenched in the city and they also become stronger and powerful. When organized crime organization have government and law enforcement officials on their payroll, then it can become easier for illegal activity to grow and be ignored. The ability to control organized crime in communities where this is clearly present is limited at best.
Legal Limitations with Combating Organized Crime
When it comes to the fight against organized crime, law enforcement been impeded by legal limitations. However, there have been substantial changes when it comes to expanding the investigative


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