Explore BrainMass

Explore BrainMass

    Changes in Organized Crime

    This content was COPIED from BrainMass.com - View the original, and get the already-completed solution here!

    The Congressman for whom you work is considering pushing for a new President's Commission on Organized Crime. He has asked you to prepare an 8- to 10-slide Microsoft PowerPoint presentation reviewing the 1967 and 1987 Commission Reports and what can be learned from them.

    Compare the conclusions of the 1967 and the 1987 President's Commissions on Organized Crime. Pay particular attention to the specific crimes that each Commission determined were the primary sources of income for American organized crime groups. The presentation should address these points:
    •What role does money laundering play in organized crime? What implications does this have on law enforcement?
    •Comparing the two reports, what can you conclude about how the business of organized crime has changed over the years? What has caused these changes? (Law enforcement? Societal factors? Or something else?)
    •If there were to be a new Commission report compiled today, what would it say about today's organized crime?
    •How has the ethnic makeup of American organized crime groups changed in recent years? Have certain groups dropped out of the picture? Have others taken their place?

    Support your answers with appropriate research and examples.

    Add additional content in the Notes section of the presentation.

    Cite any sources in APA format.
    NOTE : I don't need it to be written out in a power point, I can do that myself. I just need the information.

    © BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 10, 2019, 8:19 am ad1c9bdddf

    Solution Preview

    In accordance with BrainMass standards this is not a hand in ready assignment but is only background help.

    Step 1
    When comparing the conclusions of the 1967 and the 1987 President's Commissions on Organized Crime, we find some differences. In the 1967 report there was greater emphasis on Italian Sicilian organized crime groups, in the 1987 report there was greater emphasis on other organized crime groups. In the 1967 report gambling was the main source of crime income. In the 1987 report there was more focus on narcotics, money laundering, and labor racketeering. In the 1967 report there was importance given to criminal penalties for organized crime, in the 1987 report there was greater importance given to civil penalties for organized crime. In the 1967 report there was urgency to enact more laws to reduce organized crime in the 1987 report the recommendation was to enforce the existing laws more firmly (a).

    Step 2
    Both the 1967 report and the 1987 report, emphasized that money laundering was important in funding organized crimes. The 1967 report emphasized that the accumulation of money through a large number of money laundering transactions has a threatening impact on America. The 1987 report said that money laundering made cash generated by criminal enterprises appear to come from legitimate sources. This enabled crime to flourish. According to the 1987 ...

    Solution Summary

    This solution explains the changes that have occurred in organized crime over the last fifty years in United States. The sources used are also included in the solution.