1. From the e-Activity 1, analyze the primary manner in which organized crime may
impact all areas in our lives. Next, based on the text, specify the main ways in
which the government uses Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act
(RICO) and Continuing Criminal Enterprise Statute (CCE) to combat global
organized financial crimes like drug trafficking. Provide one (1) example of the
use of RICO and CCE to support your response.
E Activity 1- Watch the video titled “Misha Glenny investigates global crime networks” (19 min
27 s). Be prepared to discuss. Video Source: TED. (2009, Sep. 14). Misha Glenny
investigates global crime networks [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XO1Me-MY-Q0. This video can be
viewed from within your online course shell.
2. Per the text, money laundering has been called the world’s third largest
business. Discuss the overall impact that money laundering has had on the
world’s financial systems. Next, give your opinion of whether or not the laws in
place to combat such crime are efficient. Justify your response.
3. From the e-Activity 2, compare and contrast the fundamental differences in the
manner in which the general populace may interpret court decisions involving
social policy. Provide a rationale for your response.
E- Activity 2- Read the discussion article titled, “What is the role of the courts in making social policy?”. Be
prepared to discuss.
4. Take a position on whether or not you believe the Supreme Court is
responsive to public opinion. Examine the extent to which public opinion should
affect Supreme Court decisions. Support your response with at least three (3)
examples of the perceived effects of public opinion on Supreme Court decisions.
5. Summarize three (3) Supreme Court decisions that you believe have had the most
impact on our society. Provide a rationale for your response.
6. Discuss the general role of the U.S. Court System in influencing society.
Give your opinion on whether or not you believe that mass media influences court
decisions. Provide a rationale for your response.