Use the concepts in your learning and the materials from the class to discuss your understanding of organized crime. In a 3-5 page paper, analyze the origins and history of organized crime in the United States by addressing the following:

The major areas concerning the foundations and definitions of organized crime. Compare and contrast at least 2 definitions and 8 attributes of organized crime and provide a supporting explanation of each relating them to organized crime‘s foundations.
How organized crime gained a foothold in the United States.
How organized crime groups sought to influence government.
The organization of organized crime groups in the post-Prohibition era.

Provide supporting examples to support your analysis.

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