Assignment 1: Identifying Organized Crime Groups
You are a police investigator working in the town of Centervale. Recently, there have been reports and evidence that organized crime groups are operating in the town and that there is an increase in prostitution, gambling, and drug crimes. Your task as the lead investigator is to gather data that will help identify the groups that have set up shop.
To complete this assignment, use your textbook and the Argosy University online library resources to identify the organized crime groups that are most closely associated with prostitution, gambling, and drugs, as well as interventions that could rid urban areas of such crime groups.
By the due date assigned, in a minimum of 250 words, post to the Discussion Areayour responses to the following:
Identify and describe the organized crime groups most closely associated with prostitution, gambling, and drug crimes in urban areas. Support your response with your research. Be sure to cite your references.
Describe how such groups operate their illegal enterprises.
Specify possible interventions that may be useful in ridding Centervale of the organized crime groups associated with these crimes.
Describe the possible harm to the community if organized crime groups are allowed to continue their illegal operations.
Through the end of the module, read and respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts by commenting on other possible theories of crime that they described.
Discussion Grading Criteria and Rubric
All discussion assignments in this course will be graded using a rubric. This assignment is worth 40 points. Download the discussion rubric and carefully read it to understand the expectations.
Grading CriteriaMaximum PointsQuality of initial posting, including fulfillment of assignment instructions16Quality of responses to classmates12Frequency of responses to classmates4Reference to supporting readings and other materials4Language and grammar4Total:40