ORGANIZED CRIME   [Archived Catalog]
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog


Minimum Credits: 3
Maximum Credits: 3
This course is designed to examine the history of organized crime not only within the United States, but from an international perspective as well. The emergence of "non-traditional" groups which are competing for power and profits will be examined, as well as the alliances between various criminal groups that have evolved, resulting in the phenomenon of "transnational" organized crime. Those "non-traditional" groups include, but are not necessarily limited to, domestic and international terrorist organizations, the reasons for their development as well as the perceived risk to American citizens both in a domestic environment and abroad. Neither organized crime nor a terrorist organization can be effectively discussed without integrating the evolution of US drug policy, which will be included. Finally, the various government tactics implemented to counter the threats mentioned herein as well as the impact on the private sector will be integrated into lectures throughout the program.
Academic Career: Undergraduate
Course Component: Lecture
Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis

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