2. History of Organized Crime in the US. (Connection to several Course Learning Objectives #2. Assess organized crime’s ability
to continue flourishing through the application of sociological and criminological theory; #3 Interpret the historical and socio-
political patterns of organized crime in the United States; #6 Compare the origins, characteristics, and national makeup of
Asian Crime and Russian organized crime groups, #7. Separate traits and characteristics of the two main Italian Mafia groups.
that is, the well-known Cosa Nostra and the newer Calabrian ‘Ndrangheta; and #8. Scrutinize major organized crime statutes,
such as the Harrison Act, the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO). and Prohibition).