Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper, describing your personal perception of organized crime upon entering this course. Identify any assumptions on which your perception is based, and answer the following questions:
- Discuss the genesis of your ideas about organized crime. For example your ideas may have come from movies, your community, your job, etc.
- How would you describe or define organized crime?
- How does your perception compare to the definitions in the readings?
- What characteristics do you think are associated with organized criminal behavior?
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.