organised crime both traditional and as affected by globalisation

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Organised crime
Organised crime
TRADITIONAL MODERN
Organisational Families, clans Families, hierarchies,
Type individuals, temporary
But within these there are hierarchy
groups, networks
structures which people that make the main
decisions being at the top and they are abided These in general are loose
by the people lower down the hierarchy. bonds.
But within these there are
hierarchy structures which
people that make the main
decisions being at the top
and they are abided by the
people lower down the
hierarchy. However because
of globalisation the
hierarchy's are with many
countries over the world and
now exist worldwide so
there are more levels to the
Hierarchy.
Location
Based in cohesive communities Global reach (Glocal system)
local power and status profit-making
Goal
Usual criminal enterprises od Drugs (and Because of globalisation the
Protection trading in illegal commodities e.g. opportunities are much
Activities alcohol in America in the 1920's, as well as greater opportunities for
which they such activities as settling disputes between these industries worldwide,
took part in "Local People" and protecting important or So are organised in a variety
powerful groups within the community of ways. Criminal groups may
participate but alongside

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Illegal good
distribution or acquirement,
loansharking or Human
trafficking. But organised
crime can still take part in all
activities.
Local people will not be
encouraged to bring their
disputes and problems to
prominent criminals to 'sort
out'
There will be a greater
emphasis on clandestine
operations. Elaborate
measures will be taken to
avoid the state authorities,
to appear invisible to the
police and to large sections
of the community.…read more

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Environment Weak state, lack of alternative social strong states, robust social
Which It Takes organisation. organisation
Place
Extent of Local and community based or at most These organisations have a
Activities National. E.g. the traditional Italian Mafia global reach so their
activities are carried out
worldwide.…read more

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Godfather.' figure Criminals will be therefore be most concerned to maintain clandestine,
unobtrusive lifestyles.…read more

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