Law Enforcement and Organized Crime

Assignment 2: Law Enforcement and Organized Crime
The mission of law enforcement agencies across the United States is to serve and protect. Many agencies use paramilitary tactics to address the crime problem that has affected the United States for the past fifty years. Some people wonder whether law enforcement is actually winning the war on crime. The initial focus of law enforcement was on drugs, but now, the focus is on organized crime. Some feel that the war is being lost, while others argue that the recent decline in crime is a direct result of get-tough policies. In this assignment, you will discuss the possibility of get-tough policies eradicating organized crime.
To complete this assignment, use your textbook and the Argosy University online library resources to identify specific measures taken by law enforcement agencies against organized crime.
Submission Details:
By the due date assigned, prepare a 3–4-page paper that examines the impact of law enforcement on organized crime. In your paper, respond to the following:

Explain whether get-tough policies will eradicate organized crime or whether organized crime will win the war by diluting the efforts of law enforcement through lucrative deals.
If get-tough policies don’t work, analyze where you would say the problem lies.
Describe the types of policies you would introduce to help reduce the problems associated with organized crime.
Explain whether the war on crime is an appropriate approach to dealing with organized crime.

Include an APA-formatted reference page, linking back to your in-text citations and supporting your recommendations. You cannot have only in-text citations or only references; you must have both.

Save the assignment as M4_A2_Lastname_Firstname.doc.
By the due date assigned, submit your assignment to the Submissions Area.

Assignment 2 Grading CriteriaMaximum PointsAnalyzed and justified whether get-tough policies will eradicate organized crime or whether organized crime will win the war by diluting the efforts of law enforcement through lucrative deals.12Analyzed and explained where the problem lies if get-tough policies don’t work.16Described the types of policies you would introduce to help reduce the problems associated with organized crime.24Included a discussion of get-tough policies and whether law enforcement would win the war on crime.16Gave citations for all sources in the APA format.12Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.20Total:100

 

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