CRIJ115 Outlaw Gangs and Organized Crime
Department of Social & Behavioral Science: Criminal Justice
- I. Course Number and Title
- CRIJ115 Outlaw Gangs and Organized Crime
- II. Number of Credits
- 3 credits
- III. Number of Instructional Minutes
- IV. Prerequisites
- CRIJ100 or
- V. Other Pertinent Information
- VI. Catalog Course Description
- This course introduces students to the most current legal strategies and law enforcement tools for detecting and interdicting outlaw gangs and organized crime. The major areas of focus include a study of the origins of outlaw gangs and organized crime, and the impact of these outlaw organizations on American society.
- VII. Required Course Content and Direction
Course Learning Goals
- demonstrate an understanding of the impact of outlaw gangs and organized crime on American society over the decades;
- identify the means and techniques of detecting and combating outlaw gangs and organized crime in America; and
- demonstrate an understanding of the changing ethnic character of outlaw gangs and organized crime.
Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities
- the relationship of outlaw gangs and organized crime over the decades to the community social structure
- political influences over the decades in outlaw gangs and organized crime enforcement
- intelligence gathering, detection, and dissemination
- methods of outlaw gang and organized crime enforcement
- combating narcotics trafficking: the whys and wherefores
- combating white collar crime in business and finance
- non-traditional organized crime groups and its changing ethnic character
- the reality of La Costra Nostra
Assessment Methods for Course Learning GoalsThe assessment of course learning goals is based on participation in classroom discussions, written exams, assignments, papers, and or performance based tasks and projects.
Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:See course syllabus.
Review/Approval Date -11/98; Revised 4/2011; New Core 8/2015