Written Assignment 2 Students are encouraged to use APA headings for clear organization and structure. Students are also encouraged to use additional research in addition to the assigned readings, and should support, cite, and reference you work. Outline two different criminal enterprises. Explain the geopolitical, economic, social, and technological advances that have accelerated the rate of change and have allowed these organizations to be more active, and how these organizations have affected the United States.
Hls 615 Written 2: Criminal Enterprises in the United States Name Institution Date Criminal Enterprises in the United States A criminal enterprise is a category of national, transnational, or local groupings of enterprises, which are highly centralized and run by criminals (Grillo, 2013). The criminals` main mission is to engage in illegal activities, commonly for money or profit. Sometimes a criminal enterprise can force people to do business with them, such as extortion of money by gangs from business people for protection, and such gangs at some point may become disciplined enough to be considered as organized. Other organizations such as the military, corporations, states, and police forces may also use organized crime activities to conduct one`s illegal affairs. A criminal gang or enterprise can also be referred to as mob, mafia, or even crime syndicate in which the community and network of criminals may also be called the underworld. In the United States, the department of justice describes the Mexican drug cartels as the greatest criminal enterprise threat in the United States (Grillo, 2013). This paper outlines different criminal enterprises, their geopolitical, economic, social, and technological advances, and their effects on the United States. The Mexican drug car...