Organized Crime

April 4th, 2011 by admin

Organized Crime

There Is More To A Criminal Justice Education Than Parking Violations

Crime can be found in every corner of the world. There are some crime organizations that extend their influence into many areas of the world at once. These syndications, often referred to as organized crime families, the Mob or Mafia, and Cartels are responsible for nearly a trillion dollars worth of criminal activity each year. With a criminal justice degree, you may decide to focus on fighting this type of crime.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has distinguished 3 main crime syndicates in the world. This includes the Italian Mafia, the Russian Mob and the Mexican Cartel.

The Italian Mafia has five distinct branches:
• Sicilian Branch which mainly deals with arms trading and heroin smuggling
• Camorra Branch, the largest group, that specializes in blackmail and money laundering
• Calabrian Branch, known for bombings and kidnappings
• Saca Coronoa Unita which deals in human trafficking and extortion
• La Cosa Nostra, or the American Mafia, is the smallest group of the Italian Mafia. 80% of American Mafia members reside in New York City.

The Russian Mob is a very large organization and is involved in many different crime rings throughout the world.
• Responsible for providing submarines to South American drug dealers for smuggling purposes

• Laundering money for the Mexican Cartel
• Controlling 90% or more of the illegal gun and drug sales in Spain
• Works with Italian Mafia to control 100% of Italy’s agricultural industry
• Moves 80 tones a year of Heroin out of China
• Smuggles more than 100,000 people a year from China into America
• Is connected to nearly 30 million other organized crime members
• Is the leading backer of the Nigerian mob, which costs Americans over 2 billion a year in fraud scams
• Nigeria is responsible for 90% of the world’s heroin production

The Mexican Drug Cartel, while becoming more violent in nature recently, has generally kept their criminal activity to two main areas:
• Responsible for almost 100% of all cocaine that enters into the United States
• Over 25 billion dollars a year in money laundering.

These are serious figures, and serious crimes. With a criminal justice education you can make a difference in these statistics. A degree does not limit you, it provides you with a way to make a difference.

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One Response to “Organized Crime”

  1. Pete Says:

    These numbers are obviously exaggerated in many cases, and IMPOSSIBLE to verify due to the secretive nature of these organizations.

    The only remotely reliable source listed is the FBI. Since when do we trust a Moscow newspaper to supply these kinds of statistics.

    This can be taken with a grain of salt, as most of it is highly unlikely to be trustworthy info.

    Most ridiculous award goes to the 2 BILLION due to Nigerian scams. Show the math or give it up. Not likely.

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