Respond to each of the following questions with no more than 350 words.

  • Based on this week’s readings, how would you describe or define organized crime? How would you describe or define terrorism? What are the similarities and differences between the two? Explain your answer.
  • Based on this week’s readings, what key characteristics and behaviors are associated with organized criminal behavior? Discuss at least two.
  • An organized crime group can be structured in a variety of ways. One such structure is a bureaucratic structure. Define and explain the bureaucratic organizational structure. Another such structure is a criminal network. Define and explain the criminal network organizational structure. Compare and contrast the bureaucratic and criminal network organizational structures. In what ways do criminal organizations operate on the same principles as legitimate businesses?