SOC229 Lecture Notes - Lecture 16: Organized Crime

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November 14 2016 Soc 229
Developing a network
- Not selling users; selling to dealers
- Giver an opportunity to connect with other dealers.
- Dealers are independent.
- Free to buy from whoever they wish
- Can change sources.
- Play one off against another.
Increased concern with security.
- After 2-3 years had save close calls, almost got busted.
- They are very careful with who they deal with
- Street level selling to users.
- Get up to wholesale level to protect yourself
- Can increase your profit and reduce your risk.
- Retail level drug trafficking is more dangerous.
- Dangerous level for undercover officers because deals go down in ally ways
and in bars, all those environments can be dangerous.
- Very rare for undercover officer to be killed at higher level.
- Less violence with higher dealers.
- Don’t really carry guns, and don’t use violence.
- A lot of bank robbers said they have a close call.
- Retail he interviewed, they reported, they had a close call.
- Drug trafficking more rational and careful.
- Users and addicts went drugs when they want it.
- Problems with debt collection.
- Guys through won behaviors unreliable.
Reasons for drug trafficking.
- Want to make hundreds and thousands a month.
- It is really A CRIME THAT PAYS ( LINK TO HIS BOOK)
- Humphrey social bonding theory.
- Say bank robbers make $15,000 and get 10 years and serve 7 years so crime
doesn’t pay, also very high risk.
- A lot of time in prison 20 years.
- Fraud, all so hard to get caught, a lot of money.
- ,Men are apprehended by RCMP.
- Undercover has to have 2-3 years that to get big amount of
- Guys who are caught are careful, look for security breakdown,
Concept of organized crime
- Organized crime is higher level.
- Argued at looking at police.
- Do find it about it.
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Giver an opportunity to connect with other dealers. Free to buy from whoever they wish. After 2-3 years had save close calls, almost got busted. They are very careful with who they deal with. Get up to wholesale level to protect yourself. Can increase your profit and reduce your risk. Retail level drug trafficking is more dangerous. Dangerous level for undercover officers because deals go down in ally ways and in bars, all those environments can be dangerous. Very rare for undercover officer to be killed at higher level. Don"t really carry guns, and don"t use violence. A lot of bank robbers said they have a close call. Retail he interviewed, they reported, they had a close call. Users and addicts went drugs when they want it. It is really a crime that pays ( link to his book) Want to make hundreds and thousands a month.

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