Criminal Justice Studies - Introduction to Organized Crime

CRJS 2316  Introduction to Organized Crime


CRJS 1087


Three hours of lecture per week for one term.




Students will learn about crime, including definitions; historical background; descriptions of some of the more common criminal organizations, such as the mafia, street gangs, outlaw motorcycle gangs, drug cartels, etc.; and criminal activities engaged in by organized crime such as drugs, prostitution, extortion, money laundering, smuggling, financial crime. The geographic focus will be on North America, with a focus on Canada.

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