The Pros And Cons Of Combating Organized Crime

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Criminal organization has plagued The United States for centuries and can not be easily stopped due to the relationship and deep ties within the government, law enforcement, communities it operates in, federal laws being created to combat organized crime, and budgeting. This makes it difficult for to stop criminal originations and prosecute individuals with deep roots and ties in a criminal organization. There are varies problems that exist due the relationship the government, law enforcement, and communities have with criminal organization. There is also a lot of legal limitation associated with combating organized crime due to civil attorneys finding loop holes within laws that are created to combat crime. This makes it difficult to for prosecution and law enforcement agencies to do their job properly. When they are unable to do their job…show more content…
Federal laws are being passed but with any law, civil attorneys are finding loop holes of these laws that are getting their clients off or a lesser charge being given. In 1970 congress passed a law known as the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt organizations (RICO) to help eliminate the negative effects on the economy due to organized crime and to help bring down the mafia (Cornell University of Law School, 2016). During this time RICO worked really well until 1980. In 1980 civil attorneys were able to dig deeper into the law and in section 1946(c) of the RICO act stated that anyone injured due to the RICO law allows for civil claim (Cornell University of Law, 2016). Meaning people involved like with RICO could receive compensation from the government. Due to this the RICO law is hardly being used. This is also an issue with other laws that have been created to combat organized crime. Once the civil attorney finds a loop hole it can cause a law to be no longer
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