Organized crime can be defined as a nonideological enterprise involving a number of persons in close social interaction, organized on a hierarchical basis, with at least three levels/ranks, for the purpose of securing profit and power by engaging in illegal and legal activities. Eight attributes have been identified by law enforcement agencies and researchers which help define what organized crime is. The first attribute if organized crime is hierarchical which can be defined as an organized crime group which has a vertical power structure with a...
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...as they were in the 21st century. Throughout the years LCN has gained the attention of law enforcement which has caused the arrest and conviction of many members, what has caused the mafia to sort of fall apart is the members who get caught and plea bargain for a shorter sentenced in return for what will be called “snitching” of another member. Today “La Cosa Nostra is high priority for the FBI and law enforcement in New York City” (Jacob 1).
Jacobs, James B. and Alex Hortis, “New York City As Organized Crime Fighter,” New York Law School Law Review, Volume XLII, Numbers 3 & 4, 1998.
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The Godfather. Dir. Francis Ford Coppola. Perf. Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan and Diane Keaton. 1972. VHS. Paramount Home Video, 1999.
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