Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

ADJ 280 - Organized Crime

Course Description

A foundation course in systematic criminality that addresses those organizations whose method of operation includes fear, violence and corruption to achieve strategic and financial goals. These organizations are highly structured and staffed by hard-core, disciplined career criminals operating in secrecy and anonymity through the legal, quasi-legal and criminal activities. Governmental agencies responsible for investigating organized crime as well as legal sanctions employed by these agencies will also be examined.

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
Define Organized Crime.
Explain the history of organized crime in America.
Identify and explain the areas of influence employed by organized crime.
Prepare an overview of the international impact of organized crime.
Discuss the tactical and strategic response of governmental entities to counter the influence of organized crime.

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites: ADJ 241