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Cj350 organized crime

CJ350 Organized Crime

Welcome


Cj350 organized crime1

CJ350 Organized Crime

Welcome

  • Thank you for attending our seminar.

  • This is a graded seminar, so please participate and ask/answer question.

  • When have a question please raise your hand by typing “?”.

  • When you end saying something type //.

  • Please do not have side bar conversations with other students. Please speak to everybody in attendance.

    Let’s get started


Thank you

THANK YOU

  • Thank you for your efforts that you haven shown on our Discussion Boards, our seminars, and your papers.

  • I want to compliment those of you that have used information from other websites in your discussion responses. It’s not a requirement but kudos if you have!

  • Mid-Term week starts 3/25. THAT MEANS NO SEMINAR ON 3/26! I WILL HAVE OFFICE HOURS AS USUAL. Mid-Term PAPER IS DUE 3/31/09 MIDNIGHT (ET).


Cj350 organized crime

  • Midterm Essay Exam Grading Rubric

  • Think about the project due at the end of week 5.

  • There are TWO SECTIONS you need to address.

  • The FIRST SECTION has FOUR AREAS to be addressed.

  • The SECOND SECTION has THREE AREAS you need to address.

  • IF YOU WANT A GOOD GRADE, COVER THEM ALL!! USE YOUR RUBRIC IN THE DOC SHARING FOLDER. I ENCOURAGE YOU TO USE THE KAPLAN WRITING CENTER.


Italian organized crime

ITALIAN ORGANIZED CRIME

  • BIRTH of the MAFIA

  • An outgrowth of a centuries-old tradition of non-cooperation with authorities.

  • Holds ______ to be the only basis of loyalty.

  • Licensed to use violence by the ruling classes of the day.

  • Founded on codes of _____, _______, _______.

  • Brought order and dispensed more equitable justice than was provided by the state.

  • Views issues not as who is “right” and who is “wrong.”

    Instead, “might makes right;” the victorious party prevails regardless of original conflict.


Italian organized crime1

ITALIAN ORGANIZED CRIME

  • BIRTH of the MAFIA

  • An outgrowth of a centuries-old tradition of non-cooperation with authorities.

  • Holds family to be the only basis of loyalty.

  • Licensed to use violence by the ruling classes of the day.

  • Founded on codes of honor, secrecy, silence.

  • Brought order and dispensed more equitable justice than was provided by the state.

  • Views issues not as who is “right” and who is “wrong.”

    Instead, “might makes right;” the victorious party prevails regardless of original conflict.


Italian organized crime2

ITALIAN ORGANIZED CRIME

MUSSOLINI and the MAFIA

  • Beginning in 1924, Mussolini’s fascist forces swept into southern Italy to destroy the mafiosi.

  • The ______ went underground, assumed key positions in local government, and bided time.

  • Many fled to the _._.

  • Arriving in the midst of ___________, they took up important positions in emerging American criminal organizations.

  • When fascism fell after World War II, the Nuovo Mafia—a “___” Mafia—emerged.


Italian organized crime3

ITALIAN ORGANIZED CRIME

MUSSOLINI and the MAFIA

  • Beginning in 1924, Mussolini’s fascist forces swept into southern Italy to destroy the mafiosi.

  • The mafiosi went underground, assumed key positions in local government, and bided time.

  • Many fled to the U.S.

  • Arriving in the midst of Prohibition, they took up important positions in emerging American criminal organizations.

  • When fascism fell after World War II, the Nuovo Mafia—a “new” Mafia—emerged.


Italian organized crime4

ITALIAN ORGANIZED CRIME

  • Cosa Nostra accumulated capital through robbery and kidnapping, then used the funds to enter lucrative ______ and _______ trades.

  • They also maintained territorial dominance by extorting _______________ from businesses.

  • The drug money changed the Mafia as they adopted the extravagant consumerism that incredible wealth permits.

  • The Mafia remained strong through the early 1990s because of their ability to control the votes that kept the CDP in power.


Italian organized crime5

ITALIAN ORGANIZED CRIME

  • Cosa Nostra accumulated capital through robbery and kidnapping, then used the funds to enter lucrative heroin and cocaine trades.

  • They also maintained territorial dominance by extorting protectionmoney from businesses.

  • The drug money changed the Mafia as they adopted the extravagant consumerism that incredible wealth permits.

  • The Mafia remained strong through the early 1990s because of their ability to control the votes that kept the CDP in power.


African american and black organized crime

AFRICAN AMERICAN and BLACK ORGANIZED CRIME


African american and jamaican or ganized crime

African-American and Jamaican Organized Crime

In this part of the seminar, we will examine the phenomenon of African-American and Jamaican organized crime. We will discuss the types of crime, the groups, their organization, and the sphere of influence these groups possess. Discussion will also focus on the route that black organized crime took and its similarities or dissimilarities with respect to other ethnic organized crime.


African american and jamaican or ganized crime1

African-American and Jamaican Organized Crime

  • In the early twentieth century, black entrepreneurs controlled illegal gambling in Chicago’s “black belt” and delivered votes and funds to Republican mayor “Big Bill” Thompson.

  • In 1931, black political and criminal leaders joined the Democratic Party machine that went on to rule Chicago politics until near the end of the century.

  • African American criminal groups ruled Chicago’s numbers rackets untilthey were overpowered by violent white gangsters with superior police and political connections.


African american and jamaican or ganized crime2

African-American and Jamaican Organized Crime

  • The civil rights movement of the 1960s made it impossible for white OC groups to continue dominating black criminal organizations in predominantly black areas of the city.

  • Racial prejudice barred blacks from joining OC in _______________, __________, and other profitable activities.

  • But____is an equal opportunity employer.

  • Black soldiers in Vietnam, exposed to heroin markets of the ______ _______, used their experience to bypass traditional OC and buy directly from Thai suppliers.


African american and jamaican or ganized crime3

African-American and Jamaican Organized Crime

  • The civil rights movement of the 1960s made it impossible for white OC groups to continue dominating black criminal organizations in predominantly black areas of the city.

  • Racial prejudice barred blacks from joining OC in laborracketeering, loansharking, and other profitable activities.

  • Butdopeis an equal opportunity employer.

  • Black soldiers in Vietnam, exposed to heroin markets of the GoldenTriangle, used their experience to bypass traditional OC and buy directly from Thai suppliers.


African american and jamaican or ganized crime4

African-American and Jamaican Organized Crime

  • Enter North Carolina native Frank Lucas; he and his “Country Boys” hatched audacious plan to become major heroin traffickers.

  • Lucas went to Thailand to directly coordinate steady heroin supply from Thai sources.

  • He then built copies of coffins used to bring home bodies of soldiers killed in Vietnam.

  • Each copied coffin had a false bottom large enough to hold 6 to 8 kilos.

  • After picking up $600,000 worth of heroin—150 kilos—in Thailand, his agent arranged to hide it in the modified coffins.


African american and jamaican or ganized crime5

African-American and Jamaican Organized Crime

  • Another Lucas agent met the coffins at the receiving U.S. Air Force Base, retrieved the 150 kilos, and smuggled them to their final destination: New York City.

  • The 1974 retail value of a single shipment:$50 million!

  • Not a bad return on a $600,000 investment!

  • It is estimated that Lucas processed as many as ten shipments each month.


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African-American and Jamaican Organized Crime

  • Lucas’ high-profile, mega-rich drug-kingpin lifestyle attracted law enforcement scrutiny.

  • In 1976, he received both a 40-year federal sentence and a 30-year New Jersey state sentence for heroin trafficking.

  • In 1981, in exchange for informing on other heroin dealers, both sentences were reduced to time served (plus lifetime parole on the federal sentence).

  • In 1984, Lucas was convicted on federal charges of…

  • …yep, conspiring to distribute heroin.


African american and jamaican or ganized crime7

African-American and Jamaican Organized Crime

  • The occupational opportunity structure of the United States has changed dramatically.

  • Fewer good paying jobs are available to low-skilled workers.

  • Blue-collar jobs have vanished or moved to the Third World.

  • Mobility available to earlier immigrant groups has narrowed considerably.

  • An urban underclass has formed of those excluded from mainstream occupations.


African american and jamaican or ganized crime8

African-American and Jamaican Organized Crime

This no-legitimate-opportunity environment promotes

illegitimate opportunities offered by black OC groups:

• _______________

•El Rukns/______. ___________

•_____

•______

•Black Mafia

•Black Muslims

Inherent weaknesses of African American crime groups:

  • Confinement to _________ thwarts development of symbiotic community relationships.

  • African American drug operators prey on their own people, generating organized opposition within their own communities.


African american and jamaican or ganized crime9

African-American and Jamaican Organized Crime

This no-legitimate-opportunity environment promotes

illegitimate opportunities offered by black OC groups:

• GangsterDisciples

•El Rukns/BlackP. StoneNation

•Crips

•Bloods

•Black Mafia

•Black Muslims

Inherent weaknesses of African American crime groups:

  • Confinement to innercity thwarts development of symbiotic community relationships.

  • African American drug operators prey on their own people, generating organized opposition within their own communities.


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African-American and Jamaican Organized Crime

  • Jamaican criminal (ranking) gangs are called ______.

  • Top rankings have strong political affiliations.

  • In 1980, Kingston rankings began moving to U.S.

  • By mid-1980s, posses got into ____________ trade.

  • Posses are noted for extreme sadistic violence; in six months, they were involved in 744 murders.

  • Posses differ from other traffickers: members are _________, ___________, and____________.

  • A posse controlling fifty crack houses in one city can make $9 million a month.

  • Many posses have dropped crack and returned to _________: crack costs serious prison time.

  • Jamaican crime groups are big problem in the U.K.


African american and jamaican or ganized crime11

African-American and Jamaican Organized Crime

  • Jamaican criminal (ranking) gangs are called posses.

  • Top rankings have strong political affiliations.

  • In 1980, Kingston rankings began moving to U.S.

  • By mid-1980s, posses got into crackcocaine trade.

  • Posses are noted for extreme sadistic violence; in six months, they were involved in 744 murders.

  • Posses differ from other traffickers: members are importers, wholesalers, anddistributors.

  • A posse controlling fifty crack houses in one city can make $9 million a month.

  • Many posses have dropped crack and returned to marijuana: crack costs serious prison time.

  • Jamaican crime groups are big problem in the U.K.


Cj350 organized crime

Frank Lucas

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktnSePzLXUg

JAMAICAN GANGS

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ur3RocvuPtM


Cj350 organized crime

Code of the Camorra - documentary (Italian)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zg4Tclvb1s


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CJ350 Organized Crime

THANK YOU FOR YOUR HARD WORK


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