cja325 | undergraduate
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Federal Laws, Statutes, Strategies, and Prosecution of Organized Crime
- Assess the effectiveness of organized crime prosecutions, including legal strategies.
- Critique major federal statutes used against organized crime.
- Analyze the legal limitations of law enforcement and intelligence agencies in dealing with organized crime.
- Explain the role of federal agencies in organized crime law enforcement.
- Investigate and assess major investigations of organized crime.
Organized Crime: Groups, Structural Models, and Characteristics
- Define organized crime.
- Compare the various models that explain the structure of organized crime groups.
- Describe the characteristics of organized crime and its common behavior categories.
- Analyze the similarities and differences between organized crime and terrorism.
Theories and Historical Explanations for Organized Criminal Behavior
- Explain the difference between an empirical and speculative theory.
- Analyze various empirical and speculative theories used to explain organized criminal behavior.
- Analyze the development and growth of major criminal organizations in the United States including the American Mafia, Mexican Mafia (La Eme), MS-13 (Mara Salvatrucha), and the Gangster Disciples.
- Analyze the impact of Prohibition on the proliferation of organized crime in the United States.
A Comparative Perspective on Organized Crime
- Analyze the scope of domestic organized crime groups and their interrelationships.
- Analyze the connection between organized crime and terrorist activity.
- Identify the prominent terrorist organizations worldwide and their political, social, and financial motivations.
- Discuss the role of cyber-terrorism both domestically and internationally.
The Evolution of Organized Crime and the Drug and Human Trafficking Organizations
- Summarize how the history of drugs, drug trafficking, and nativism and hostility toward minorities influenced drug laws.
- Explain the evolution of organized crime.
- Summarize the two broad categories of human trafficking.
- Analyze the involvement of transnational organized criminal groups in cyber-crime.
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