What is organised crime and its organised criminal groups characteristics and criminals activities.
Organized crime is a set up enterprise that is used for engaging in unlawful activities. These enterprises engage in crimes such as theft, fraud, robbery, kidnapping for ransom, then demand for protection payments. The attributes of the criminal organizations that make the crimes they commit organized crime include criminal sophistication, structure, self-identification, and the authority of reputation, as well as their size and continuity. The enterprises are involved in a wide range of illegal activities such as murder, extortion, drug trafficking, corruption of public officials, gambling, infiltration of legitimate businesses, labor racketeering, loan sharking, prostitution, pornography, tax-fraud schemes, and stock manipulation schemes.