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What are some examples of ethnically or racially organized crime? How do these differ from contemporary youth gangs? Compare and contrast the characteristic criteria for each group. Explain your findings.

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This solution describes ethnically and racially organized crime group and contemporary youth gangs, giving specific examples for each. It then compares and contrasts the characteristics of each group to pinpoint where they are similar and where they differ.

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Examples of racially or ethnically organized crime include the Ku Klux Klan (KKK), the Black Panthers, The Aryan Brotherhood Nation, Asian Criminal Enterprises, American Italian mafia and Middle Eastern organized crime comprise a few examples of racially or ethnically organized crime. Many of these criminal organizations will restrict membership to people who are of the same race or ethnicity. Much of this boils down to trust and old ways- ways from the "old country".

The Sicilian mafia was pushed out of Italy and established its roots in America in the late 1800s. They viewed America as a prime place to introduce the ...

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