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Without a doubt the most compelling development in organized crime at the beginning of the twenty-first century is the development of this type of group.
Transnational Organized Crime Group
The S.P.E.C.T.R.E. Group
The European Union Group
The Nigerian Drug Group
As a complex social phenomenon, organized crime has always been highly sensitive to developments in the economy, the political environment, and the social world. What has affected both the opportunities and constraints confronting organized crime?
New computer and communications technology
Ease of international transportation
Dramatic changes in global politics and economics
The growth of international trade
As a result of their increasingly transnational character and following the lead of transnational corporations, what have criminal organizations done with other criminal organization more and more?
Moved in the direction of more flexible, fluid, network structures in response to changes in the global economy
Sought out strategic alliances with other criminal organizations
Operated more covertly
Launched a world wide war with other organizations
What is one of the reasons the Colombian cartels have passed much of their wholesaling cocaine business to Mexican drug organizations?
Opium growers in Colombia work under contract
Chemists sell to trafficking organizations with which they often have contracts
The cartels smuggle the heroin into the United States
The increasing Colombian role in the production and sale of heroin
Like most criminal organizations in the early stages of establishing their control of a market share in prohibited substances, this organization still clings to the excessive use of violence for control.
The Medellin cartel
The Colombian cartel
The Cali cartel
The United States has experienced a tremendous influx of people from which country since 1959?
The area where the borders of Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay meet seems an isolated, very out of the way place for a major convergence of transnational organized crime groups to occur. This area is referred to as what?
The Free-Trade Zone
Ciudad del Este
The Ivory Coast
The Tri-Border Area
Which organized crime group operating in the United States was able to deflect most law enforcement efforts to control their activities?
Chinese Street Gangs
All of the above
In the first eight years after the nationalist victory in Vietnam, about 650,000 Indochinese immigrated to the United States. What kind of backgrounds did most of these immigrants have?
Drug trafficking, prostitution, and other crimes
What is one of the best growth areas for organized crime in Central and Eastern Europe?
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