The FBI defines organized crime as any group having some manner of a formalized structure and whose primary objective is to obtain money through illegal activities. Such groups maintain their position through the use of actual or threatened violence, corrupt public officials, graft, or extortion, and generally have a significant impact on the people in their locales, region, or the country as a whole.
Any group having a corporate structure whose primary objective is to obtain money through illegal activities, often surviving on fear and corruption.
Dr. Walter Reckless:
Organized crime is an unlawful misadventure which is carried on by boss, his lieutenants and operators who form a hierarchical structure for a specific period.
A widespread group of professional criminals who rely on illegal activities as a way of life and whose activities are coordinated and controlled through some form of centralized syndicate.
Types of Organized crime:
1.Provision of illicit goods
Drugs, stolen property etc.
2.Provision of illicit service
Prostitution, gambling etc.
3.Infiltration or abuse of legitimate business.
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