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    Consider the categories of crime that we reviewed this week: Provision of illicit goods, provision of illicit services, and infiltration of business, extortion, and racketeering.
    •Which crime does the most harm to society?
    •Are any of these crimes "victimless"?
    •Are there any crimes in our review of organized crime that should not be considered crimes? Explain your reasoning.
    •Assuming one of the crimes is made legal; would organized crime groups continue to provide these goods or services? Why or why not?
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    Provision of illicit goods, provision of illicit services, and infiltration of business, extortion, and racketeering.
    •Which crime does the most harm to society?

    Extortion and racketeering are the most damaging crimes in society because these crimes damage the fabric of commerce and corrupt industries. Although extortion entails organized crime rings forcefully threatening business owners to give portions of their profits over to these criminal organizations, racketeering often entails complicity from business leaders. Racketeering is committed by business owners, politicians, and other high-ranking members of society, and this causes problems for the concept of a free capitalistic market that jeopardizes confidence in the public.

    •Are any of these crimes "victimless"?

    There are two primary victimless crimes, and these are drug abuse and prostitution. Despite the asinine and racist "war on drugs", the two most dangerous and deadly drugs that are abused by tens of millions of Americans every single day, are tobacco and alcohol. These two drugs kill hundreds of thousands each year, but because of the wayward drug laws in America, these drugs that allow for "victimless" actions to occur are legal while drugs such as marijuana are illegal. There is ...

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    Categories of Crime are reviewed. The expert examines the provision of illicit goods.

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