Notice: Payments for answers will end 4/10/2017. Click for more info.
You have new items in your feed. Click to view.
Question and answer
Q: characteristics of organized crime
A: This question has not been answered. Can you answer it? Please add your answer below ...
Question
Asked 1/6/2011 10:44:17 PM
Updated 1/7/2011 1:15:55 AM
1 Answer/Comment
Get an answer
New answers
Rating

There are no new answers.

Comments

Organized crime groups, whether traditional mob families or street gangs, have a number of common characteristics:

1.Organized crime thrives on supplying illegal goods and services for which a large number of people are willing to pay. For example, in 1999 an estimated fifteen million Americans used illegal drugs, 75 percent of whom used marijuana.

2.The goal of organized crime groups is to make money; members also gain a sense of pride, power, and protection.

3.Groups have what is called a pyramid power structure like legal businesses. In legitimate businesses, there is a boss called the chief executive officer (CEO), under the CEO are vice presidents, treasurers, advisors, accountants, lawyers, technical staff, and so on. Organized crime has a boss, advisors who work closely with the boss and assign tasks to different crews, captains who run the different crews, soldiers who carry out the physical work and act out tasks from collecting money to killing people, and men with special skills.

4.Members are extremely loyal and committed; they go through initiation rituals, take oaths, and swear to secrecy.

5.Punishment for members who stray might be demotion to a lower rank or, depending on their offense, deat


Read more: Organized Crime - Characteristics Of Organized Crime - Boss, Gangs, Street, Tasks, Ceo, and Businesses
Added 1/7/2011 1:15:55 AM
Add an answer or comment
Log in or sign up first.
26,437,481 questions answered
Popular Conversations
What is the solution to the proportion? n/18 = 5/9 A. n = 2.5 B. n ...
Weegy: n/18 = 5/9; 9n = 5 * 18 9n = 90 n = 90/9 n = 10
10/12/2017 10:59:55 AM| 8 Answers
Which of the following has kinetic energy? a. a rock poised for a ...
Weegy: A bow that is drawn back by an archer. B. Has kinetic energy.
10/10/2017 2:00:05 PM| 3 Answers
What does everyone have planned for today " What type of sentence is ...
Weegy: "I think it would be best to study the problem carefully." The purpose of the above sentence is: It makes a ...
10/8/2017 2:18:49 PM| 2 Answers
What type of sentence tends to express a strong emotion? A. ...
Weegy: Do your work! The sentence is imperative. User: Which of the following pairs of words are homophones? ...
10/8/2017 2:25:51 PM| 2 Answers
_______ are words that are spelled alike, but have different ...
Weegy: "Near the computer" is a prepositional phrase. User: In which sentence is a homophone used correctly? ...
10/8/2017 2:29:20 PM| 2 Answers
In which one of the following sentences is a word misspelled? ...
Weegy: The sentence with a spelling mistake is: User: Which of the following is an example of an imperative sentence? ...
10/9/2017 8:45:54 AM| 2 Answers
Which of the following about the double-exposition concerto form is ...
Weegy: The development avoids the tonic is TRUE about the double-exposition concerto form. User: The first section ...
10/9/2017 11:33:19 AM| 2 Answers
Weegy Stuff
S
P
P
L
P
P
P
Points 135 [Total 2027] Ratings 11 Comments 25 Invitations 0 Offline
S
P
L
Points 97 [Total 119] Ratings 0 Comments 97 Invitations 0 Offline
S
Points 52 [Total 52] Ratings 4 Comments 12 Invitations 0 Offline
S
Points 3 [Total 3] Ratings 0 Comments 3 Invitations 0 Offline
S
Points 2 [Total 2] Ratings 0 Comments 2 Invitations 0 Offline
S
Points 2 [Total 2] Ratings 0 Comments 2 Invitations 0 Offline
S
Points 2 [Total 2] Ratings 0 Comments 2 Invitations 0 Offline
S
Points 1 [Total 1] Ratings 0 Comments 1 Invitations 0 Offline
S
Points 1 [Total 1] Ratings 0 Comments 1 Invitations 0 Offline
S
Points 1 [Total 1] Ratings 0 Comments 1 Invitations 0 Offline
* Excludes moderators and previous
winners (Include)
Home | Contact | Blog | About | Terms | Privacy | © Purple Inc.