Topic 1: Organized Crime
While the mob or the mafia is what usually comes to mind when people refer to organized crime, the fact is that ethnic gangs have a completely different look in modern society. Watch the following YouTube video. Whether Mexican, Russian, African-American, Polish, Albanian, Japanese, or any other group these organizations have gained power and criminal influence over the years. Please talk about the different ways that these groups maintain their power, why people take part, and what can be done to stop them. How can the police effectively fight these close knit groups? Are Mexico’s drug cartels an example of organized crime?
CBS. (2008, May 8). Growing threat of Russia’s mob (CBS News). Retreived from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNiLV1kP1xI
Topic 2: Secure Fence Act of 2006
Discuss the pros and cons of the Secure Fence Act of 2006. What problems might be caused by the construction of physical barriers between the United States and Mexico?
Topic 3: Technology
Discuss several technologies that have changed the face of law enforcement in recent years. Provide examples of the pros and cons of these new technologies.
Topic 4: Reflect
Take this opportunity to exchange any additional information and ideas relevant to this week’s Scenario Project.
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