Crime syndicates
Organized crime, Organised crime, and often criminal organizations are a group of terms which categorise transnational, national, or local groupings of highly centralized enterprises run by criminals, who intend to engage in illegal activity, most commonly for monetary profit. Some criminal organizations, such as terrorist organizations, are politically motivated. Sometimes criminal organizations force people to do business with them, as when a gang extorts money from shopkeepers for so-called "protection".Gangs may become disciplined enough to be considered organized. An organized gang or criminal set can also be referred to as a mob.
Other organizations like, States, the Army, Police, Governments and Corporations may sometimes use organized crime methods to conduct their business, but their powers derive from their status as formal social institutions. There is a tendency to distinguish organized crime from other forms of crimes, such as, white-collar crime, financial crimes, political crimes, war crime, state crimes and treason. This distinction is not always apparent and the academic debate is ongoing. For example, in failed states that can no longer perform basic functions such as education, security, or governance, usually due to fractious violence or extreme poverty, organised crime, governance and war are often complimentary to each other. The term Parliamentary Mafiocracy is often attributed to democratic countries whose political, social and economic institutions are under the control of few families and business oligarchs.
In the United States, the Organized Crime Control Act (1970) defines organized crime as "The unlawful activities of [...] a highly organized, disciplined association [...]". Criminal activity as a structured group is referred to as racketeering and such crime is commonly referred to as the work of the Mob. In the UK, police estimate organized crime involves up to 38,000 people operating in 6,000 various groups. In addition, due to the escalating violence of Mexico's drug war, the Mexican drug cartels are considered the "greatest organized crime threat to the United States" according to a report issued by the United States Department of Justice.

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Crime Syndicate of America - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Crime Syndicate are teams of fictional supervillains, from one of DC Comics' parallel universes, who are the evil counterparts of the Justice League of ...
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This is the Crime Syndicate disambiguation page. Crime Syndicate Antimatter Universe A · I · G...
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National Crime Syndicate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The National Crime Syndicate was the name given by the press to a loosely organized, multi-ethnic organized crime syndicate. Its origins are uncertain.
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List of criminal enterprises, gangs and syndicates - Wikipedia, the ...
This is a listing of organisations and groups involved in organized crime. Tongs and outlaw motorcycle gangs are not included as they are not necessarily, ...
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Organized crime - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The demand for illegal goods and services nurtures the emergence of ever more centralized and powerful criminal syndicates, who may ultimately succeed in ...
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Definition of crime syndicate in the Online Dictionary. Meaning of crime syndicate . Pronunciation of crime syndicate. Translations of crime syndicate. crime ...
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Organized crime syndicate - Legal Dictionary - The Free Dictionary
Organized Crime. Criminal activity carried out by an organized enterprise. Modern organized crime is generally understood to have begun in Italy in the late  ...
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Organized crime syndicate - The Free Dictionary
Widespread criminal activities, such as prostitution, interstate theft, or illegal gambling, that occur within a centrally controlled formal structure. 2. The people and ...
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The List: The World's Most Powerful Crime Syndicates - Foreign Policy
May 20, 2007 ... The big picture: With close ties to many politicians and right-wing pressure groups, Japans Crime syndicates can operate without much fear of ...
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The top 10 criminal organizations from around the world. ... fhuggetaboutit,” the reality is that organized Crime syndicates operate in every country on the planet, ...
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Organized Crime and Prohibition
"Not only did the number of serious crimes increase, but crime became organized . Criminal groups organize around the steady source of income provided by ...
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Introduction. Reality has always had its mobsters, drug lords, and criminal syndicates. Now imagine you live in a world where guns have been censored out of ...
Organized Crime - Staff Directory - Michigan State University
The analyst examined those Asian organized Crime syndicates that direct their criminal activities at the United States via Canada, name crime groups trafficking  ...
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University of Western Sydney ... “International criminal syndicates have taken them at their word, and are trying to change the odds in their favour,” he says.
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1 Director of the Centre for African Studies, University of California, Berkeley. ..... more than a vast criminal syndicate overlaid with a patina of social justice ...
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More than any other part of the globe, Africa has become associated with conflict, insecurity and human rights atrocities. In the popular imagination and the ...
To Realize a Society without Crime Syndicates -Citizens
Professor, Research Council, Waseda University. The Tokyo Metropolitan Ordinance for Eliminating Organized Crime Groups went into effect on October 1.
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Department of Sociology, DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Abstract. ... once prominent Italian American Crime syndicates.1 For example, Drake and.
Nigerian organized crime - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Nigerian criminal gangs rose to prominence in the 1980s, owing much to the globalization of the world's economies and the high level of lawlessness already in ...
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In Chinese subculture and criminality: non-traditional crime groups in America. ... "Chinese Americans and the Politics of Race and Culture" Temple University ...
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Organized Crime: From Trafficking to Terrorism
Organized Crime: From Trafficking to Terrorism
Frank Shanty, Patit Paban Mishra, 2008
Finally, as with many organized crime groups, human smuggling problems also exist along the border between Mexico and the United States. In Canada and the United States, there has been a noticeable increase in Asian organized crime, ...
The Syndicate
The Syndicate
Steve White, 2013
On a frosty morning in March 2030, a recidivist petty thief was arrested for burglary as his feet dangled from the window of an English country home. Although a seemingly routine instance of crime committed by a hopeless reprobate, the occurrence led to an unanticipated and alarming discovery which shook the British government to the core. Within h...
The Business of Crime: Italians and Syndicate Crime in the ...
The Business of Crime: Italians and Syndicate Crime in the ...
Humbert S. Nelli, 1981
During the 1930s, when the nation as a whole suffered the effects of the worst depression in its history, the syndicates operated on a business-as-usual basis. Even with the end of prohibition in 1933 America's crime organizations continued to ...
Death Comes Quickly (The Inspector Harper Series)
Death Comes Quickly (The Inspector Harper Series)
Alan Huckerby, 2012
Detective Inspector Raymond Harper and Sergeant Elizabeth Bryant have barely finished one complex investigation when the Chief Inspector informs them that two bodies were found when the elevator doors open in a posh hotel. This sets them off on another convoluted investigation that tested their intuitive powers to the full. Within 24 hours Harper s...
Encyclopedia of Murder and Violent Crime
Encyclopedia of Murder and Violent Crime
Eric W. Hickey, 2003
The ongoing trend toward transnational organized- crime groups is a compelling development in the 21st century, with the implication that these groups are beginning to collaborate in a systematic manner to further their organizational goals ...
At the Devil's Table: Inside the Fall of the Cali Cartel, the World's Biggest Crime Syndicate
At the Devil's Table: Inside the Fall of the Cali Cartel, the World's Biggest Crime Syndicate
2011
AN IMPOSSBLE CHOICEJorge Salcedo was trapped. For years, he had climbed the ladder inside the Cali drug cartel, the world's most powerful crime syndicate, and risen to Head of Security. But he'd kept clean, avoided the dirty work, managed to sleep at night. Until now. He'd finally received the order he'd long dreaded, and it mea...
Organized Crime
Organized Crime
C. K. Gandhirajan, 2004
SOUTH AFRICANS CRIME SYNDICATE The case studies observations of South Africa's Crime syndicates by Peter Gastrow, Institute for Security Studies, shows that the political and social changes during 1980s in South Africa gives an ideal ...
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A Guided Reader to Research in Comparative ...
John Winterdyk, Philip L. Reichel, Harry R. Dammer, 2009
The SAPS also identified 500 target groups with a combined figure of 1,184 primary suspects, many with wider-reaching African and also international links. These are organized criminal groups that have come to the attention of the police or ...
The Dragon Syndicates: The Global Phenomenon on the Triads
The Dragon Syndicates: The Global Phenomenon on the Triads
Martin Booth, 2000
In an indisputably important and extravagantly detailed account, Booth (author of the lauded Opium: A History and Booker-nominated author of the novel The Industry of Souls) examines the history of the notorious international crime groups known as the Chinese Triads, whose roots lie in ancient secret societies with traditions of religious and polit...
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Singapore Law Watch - Henan crime syndicates likely behind record thefts on S'pore planes
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Recently the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service made a powerful statement after pulverizing an enormous stockpile of ivory, 6 tons of it to be exact, in efforts to bring awareness to the seriousness of the declining African elephant population. The event was held at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge outside Denver, Colorado in [...]
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Syria terrorists working with organized crime syndicates: American newspaper
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Eyewitness News: Cops hunt suspected crime syndicate
Gauteng authorities are looking for suspects linked to an alleged crime syndicate.
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Organised crime syndicates run Fukushima labour rackets « nuclear-news
Radiation, desperation and gangsters: Inside the hidden tragedy of Fukushima The Globe and Mail , 25 Oct 13 ANTONI SLODKOWSKI AND MARI SAITO IWAKI — Reuters , Oct. 25 2013 ".......The yakuza connection The complexity of Fukushima contracts and the shortage of workers have played into the hands of the yakuza, Japan’s organized Crime syndicates, which have…
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Closing Silk Road only benefits international crime syndicates, Bitcoin will rebound | memeburn
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Abel Danger: Global Corporate "Super-Entity" = Rothschild Monopoly - Organized Crime Syndicate - The One Bank Is a Gigantic Parasite - Corporate Media "World's Richest" Lists Are Propaganda
Source: Bullion Bulls CanadaThe One Bank Written by Jeff Nielson Sunday, 21 July 2013 In 1980, in an infamous episode of American Justice, the Hunt Brothers were charged (and convicted) with attempting to “corner the silver market” – i. e.
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Wildlife Crime Syndicates 'Linked With Terror Groups' | Environment News Service
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