Social Organized Crime Perspective

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Social Organized Crime Perspective Larry Fulse CJA /384 May 26, 2014 Dorothy Massey Social Institution is defined as an organizational system which functions to satisfy basic social needs by providing an ordered framework linking the individuals to the larger culture. This paper will provide more information as to how social institutions apply to organized crime, also which empirical and speculative theories are most applicable when applied to organized crime and criminal behavior. Organized crime within our social institution would exist because a small amount of the people who living within our society would willingly choose not to agree to abide by rules, regulations, morals, and laws both written and unwritten. Organized crime exists because and could be applied to our social institution. When we consider theories that are most applicable to the idea of a social institution and how they may apply to organized crime or criminal behavior in generally it is important to consider at least two theories. The Rational Choice Theory and the Theory of Differential Association are two theories that attempt to allow us to gain insight as to how social institution can not only be responsible for creating organized crime but also allude to criminal behaviors and allow us to see how individuals can come to a decision to choose their live their life in this fashion. Rational theory believes organized crime groups can make rational decisions when pertaining to crime and the groups know right from wrong and possess free will. The rational theory believes in harsher penalty and quicker approach when it comes with dealing with criminals. The rational theory offenders discover that committing a crime was not worth it. Rational theory considered that offenders who commit a crime do so after taking chances, and punishment for the crime as well as gift for
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