Applying Theory to Prevent the Spread of Organized Crime
You will assume the role of an Organized Crime Investigator. You have worked as an investigator for 18 years and have a thorough working knowledge of various theories that attempt to explain criminal behavior (no theory explains anything entirely; all theories can be tested, refuted, etc.). Because organized criminal enterprise consistently threatens public safety, your supervisor has tasked you with the responsibility of researching and analyzing four organized crime groups in order to create an Organized Criminal Enterprise Reduction Plan for Centervale. The goal is to create a presentation that includes an overall analysis of four organized crime groups, a comparison of the variables of each group, a selected related criminological/sociological theory that address the existence of organized crime in your area, and a potential plan towards the reduction of the threat to public safety.
Analyze the history of organized crime.
Research and select at least one theory that attempts to explain the criminal actions of organized crime groups selected by you. Choose at least one theory that attempts to explain organized criminal behavior.
Compare and contrast at least four organized crime groups that operate within the United States and analyze their threat potential to public safety.
Prepare a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation with speaker notes for a group of local, state, and federal law enforcement officers that includes an overall analysis of four organized crime groups, a comparison of the variables of each group, and a potential plan towards the reduction of the threat to public safety.
Include a cover slide and at least one slide at the end of your presentation to reference your sources formatted in APA style that links back to your in-text citations and supports your recommendations. Remember, you cannot have only in-text citations or only references, you must have both because in-text citations and references are adjoined; they link to each other.