Personal Perception of Organized Crime

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AbstractOne's personal perception of organized crime is different for each student; as a criminal organization does not require any single domination, such as Irish, Mexican, Italian, or Chinese, as most would believe. This author's perception believes all dominations share one instinct; secrecy in all their dealings with business. Many have legitimate businesses and some illegal businesses. There are covers for each illegal business and perhaps two books lead by the loyal accountant. Most of these individuals are extremely hard to apprehend as one is difficult to identify, especially when an organization is considered well organized. This becomes an unmanageable situation in many cases because task forces find it hard to analyze such actions. In other words, it is quite a challenge for law enforcement to apprehend mafia members (Lyman and Potter, 2007).


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Personal Perception of Organized CrimeThis author's personal perception is first-hand of what she has experienced throughout her life. When she was four-years-old, she was kidnapped by an organization in which her father was associated. There have been times where events have occurred, however, not to discuss any further. She grew up in Long Island, New York and has been subjected to certain behavior. The readings of Lyman and Potter have only clarified what was in her infantile perception.

Ranks in OrganizationsAn organization of people at different ranks in an administrative body is also known as a hierarchy. This entity requires various ranks of individuals who control other businesses and-or persons. These individuals tend to hold power and use versatile corruption to gain wealth. However, in organizations, such as Mafia, Cartel, and Gangs, there is a leader who has power over all other members. In addition, the belonging...