Social Organized Crime Perspectives

Apr 19th, 2015
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Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper in which you discuss and explain the term social institution, as it applies to organized crime. Which empirical and speculative theories are most applicable when applied to organized crime and criminal behavior? Format your 3 References consistent with APA guidelines.

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Social Organized Crime Perspective PaperNameClassDateProfessorSocial Organized Crime Perspective Paper Organized crime groups involve any group of criminals that join together to form a criminal enterprise. The organized crime group could consist of a highly organized network of criminals or a group of juveniles that have formed a street gang but they all have the same purpose which is to commit crime in order to obtain illegal financial gain. Social institutions are smaller parts of the larger society. In other words social institutions are processes or functions in society that are the result of human activity and interaction. Social institutions are features of society and these features can play a powerful role in the development of the organized crime group. A social institution can be an organized group that is an important aspect of society. A social institution can consists of a group of people organized to achieve a unique goal like a religious organization or it could be a fundamental process in society such as the educational system. A social institute provides opportunity to members of society as well as in creating measure to protect members of society from crime. Organized crime is linked to the failures of social institutions that either fails to provide equal opportunity for all citizens or neighborhoods characterized by social disorganization (Carlie, 2002). The social disorganization theory finds that the development

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