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  • Write 150 words about: What do you want to make sure you learn in the next five weeks? Below is all five weeks topics. Just pick couple talk about it. No title page. Please cite and reference to support answer.
  • Week 1 Define organized crime.
  • Compare the various models that explain the structure of organized crime groups.
  • Describe the attributes of organized crime and its common behavior categories.
  • Week 2 
      • Evaluate empirical and speculative theories that have been used to explain organized criminal behavior.
      • Explain the perspective of organized crime as a social institution
      • Week 3 
      • Analyze the social disorganization in mid-19th-century American history that created the climate for certain types of organized crime.
      • Explain the evolution of organized crime.
      • Describe the history, structure, and multi-national operating methods of the drug business.
      • Analyze the relationship between organized crime, prohibition, and early drug syndicates.
      • Identify changes in the various business interests of organized crime over the last 150 years.
      • Explain the role of corrupt political machines in fostering organized crime
      • Week 4
      • Analyze the scope of domestic organized crime groups and identify their interrelationships.
      • Explain the relationship between early ethnic or racially organized crime and contemporary youth gangs.
      • Compare and contrast the political, ideological, and religious origins of organized crime groups.
      • Analyze the relationship between organized crime and terrorist activity.
      • Identify the prominent terrorist organizations worldwide.
      • Explain the political, social, and financial motivations of terrorist groups
    • Week 5
    • Explain the relationship of organized crime to politics, business, and the law.
    • Describe the legal limitations of law enforcement and intelligence agencies in dealing with organized crime.
    • Critique major federal laws and strategies that have been developed to combat organized crime.
    • Assess the effectiveness of organized crime prosecutions.
    • Hypothesize possible future trends in organized crime at national and international levels.
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