CJA 384 (Version 2 Criminal Organizations) Complete Class
CJA 384 Week 1 IA Personal Perception of Organized Crime
Individual Assignment: Personal Perception of Organized Crime Paper
Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper describing your personal perception of organized crime upon entering this course. Identify any assumptions on which your personal perception is based and answer the following questions:
How would you describe or define organized crime?
How does your perception compare to the definitions presented in the readings?
What are the various characteristics you would consider to be associated with organized criminal behavior?
Properly cite your references or resources according to APA guidelines.
Describe what you think the type of person comes to mind when you read each of the subjects. (in Week 1 Lecture) What is their gender, age, socioeconomic background,etc? Describe what you feel supports your opinion.
Describe, with examples from your own experience, how your opinions and ideas about organized crime have been influenced. Discuss what these influences are and how they have shaped your opinions. How are your experiences different than what you have found in the reading for this week?
What is a patron-client network or organization? What are the distinctions between bureaucratic and patron-client organizations? Why are they important for understanding organized crime?
What is an example of common behaviour among organized crime groups? How do these behaviours affect the attributes of organized crime? How have these traits helped organized crime survive in the United States? Explain your answer.
CJA 384 Week 2 IA Controlling Organized Crime
Individual Assignment: Models of Organized Crime Executive Summary