Organized Crime

Definition - What does Organized Crime mean?

Organized crime is crime that is carried out by a group that is deliberately created to engage in criminal activity. Typically, organized crime is carried out for the purpose of making money.

In the context of the law, organized crime is illegal. People found guilty of organized crime can face severe consequences including lengthy jail sentences.

Justipedia explains Organized Crime

Examples of organized crime that criminal enterprises often carry out include bribery, blackmail, gunrunning, etc.

Trying to stop or prevent organized criminal can be a complex undertaking. The reason is because organized crime often involves many criminals working together in an elaborate network. This can make it much more difficult than catching a single criminal and putting them in jail. This problem can be further compounded if organized crime rings attempt to bribe law enforcement officers in order to obstruct justice.

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