Organized Crime. Mob Life. Definition. C entralized enterprises established in order to engage in illegal activities, most commonly for the purpose of generating substantial profit for the criminals involved. Types: Terrorist Organizations are politically motivated
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How they make their money
A common tactic in support of other enterprises was the use of violence or at least the threat of violence.
Violence may also prove profitable as in the cases of arson, and protection rackets.
Murder was used in retaliation to acts of violence against the group or more recently as a way of expressing power.
Murder and violence were also used to gain power when used against government officials, courts and / or police.
Terrorist groups will use violence as a way of forwarding their political or ideological goals.
Largely a bi-product of other illegal activities.
It is the process of taking dirty money (Money from illegal activities) and making it clean (giving it the appearance of having come from a legal activity).
Often tied to money but is not limited to it as any product may be counterfeited.
Not necessarily small scale anymore as some organizations and/or nations have entire plants operating.
One of the more rapidly growing forms of crime.
Organizations profit from this by either selling identities or using the identity themselves for fraudulent purposes.
This involves things like email fraud where someone is tricked into giving money or more direct fraud such as banking or credit fraud where money is directly taken.
This may include spyware, malware, Trojan horses, and computer worms.
The financial gain from these may be significant in terms of identity theft, access to trade secrets or blackmail.
This is politically motivated hacking to conduct sabotage or espionage.
Most often conducted by nations but may also be done by terrorist organizations.
A prime source of profits for every group from street gangs up to and including terrorists.
At its most basic this is prostitution.
Can range to human trafficking where people are moved from one nation to another for the purposes of prostitution.
Illegally moving people into a nation.
Sometimes just a simple business agreement with people who are either desperate or other criminals.
Often tied with human trafficking where people believe they are being helped and are then forced into prostitution.
Contemporary slave numbers range as high as 27 million people.
Most common in South Asia.
Many are debt slaves.
1920s and 1930s
Gambling, Prostitution, Protection rackets, robbery, narcotics trafficking, and murder
October 1931 sentenced to 11 years for failure to pay income taxes
1920s and 1930s
Narcotics trafficking, prostitution, murder
1935 was convicted on 61 counts of prostitution and sentenced to 30-60 years
Used his mob connections to help US during WWII and was released from prison in 1946 and then deported to Italy
New York, L.A., Las Vegas
1920s to 1940s
Murder, narcotics trafficking, gambling
Murder by the mob in 1947
1970s to 1990s
Murder, Narcotics Trafficking, Prostitution, Gambling
In 1992 was sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 43 federal charges including 6 murders. He died of cancer in 2002.