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    Controlling Organized Crime

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    A 3 page research paper that discusses organized crime and draws upon the example set by the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to discuss the methodology that is used to control organized crime. Bibliography lists 1 source.

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    other law enforcement agencies that that this global society problem use similar tactics. The FBI addresses the problem of organized crime by addressing the existence of "national and international organized  crime syndicates" with every "capability and tool" that is available to this law enforcement agency, such as "undercover operations; surveillance, confidential sources; intelligence analysis and sharing; forensic accounting; multi-agency investigations;  and the power of racketeering statutes" (FBI, 2008). When most people consider the problem of organized crime, they think of the way that the Italian or Sicilian Mafia is  portrayed in television or film productions. However, the nature of organized crime in the contemporary world is much more complex and the threat of this level of crime is also  more extensive. Organized crime today includes: * Russian mobsters who fled to the U.S. in the wake of the Soviet Unions collapse; * Groups from African countries like Nigeria that  engage in drug trafficking and financial scams; * Chinese tongs, Japanese Boryokudan, and other Asian crime rings; and * Enterprises based in Eastern European nations like Hungary and Romania (FBI,  2008). In order to effectively combat such a diverse foe, the FBI utilizes long-established techniques and strategies, but also constantly innovates and evolves these methodologies to fit the  contingencies of the contemporary world. The FBI Organized Crime Program utilizes a methodology designed to provide the maximum effect from the agencys available resources. In so doing, the FBI pursues  specified targets that are known to have "direct ties to significant national and international criminal enterprises" and then utilizes various strategies, as well as the statutory jurisdictions that apply, in  order to dismantle organized crime enterprises (FBI, 2008). Simultaneously the FBI remains sufficiently flexible that it can also address regional instances of organized crime, such as groups that specialize in 

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