ADMJUS 175 - Organized Crime, Gangs and Vice - Romik Keshishi
|Course:||Organized Crime, Gangs and Vice|
Welcome to the College of the Canyons’, Criminal Investigation course. I have been a member of the Los Angeles Police Department for 23 years and I have worked variety of assignments from uniform patrol, gangs, vice, narcotics, and terrorism. I am currently a Detective assigned to the Major Crimes Division, Transnational Organized Crime Section. I look forward to share with you, my law enforcement experience and expertise as a Detective. My goal is to guide you through the lens of a Detective trying to manage complex investigations related to various Organized Crime groups and street Gangs.
The course introduces the basic principles and concepts which distinguish organized crime groups from the free market economy and how it provides goods and services to millions of people. Assess the origins and history of organized crime and street gangs in our society. The societal and economic factors that established ethnic criminal gangs within our neighborhoods. Evaluate and analyze the global interactions of organized crime groups with street gangs for the drug and sex trade.
What to Expect in this Course
We will analyze the Federal and state statutory criminal laws related to combating Organized Crime, Gangs and Vice crimes. We will analyze and assess the impact of gangs and gang related crimes on our society. We will study the relationship between criminal organized groups (i.e. Drug Trafficking Organizations or Cartels, Mafia Families, Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs) and street gangs.
Note: We will be discussing difficult, troubling and challenging issues related to the criminal investigations. A plurality of viewpoints will be encouraged sometimes through the use of provocative statements that some may find disturbing. The intent is to generate thoughtful discussions and student engagement and create a safe learning experience and environment for all students regardless of individual opinions or beliefs.
Types of Assessments
You will be graded on engagement and participation in individual discussion topics, current affair journals, written exams and the “Final Challenge assignment.”
The “Final Challenge” is a research project which will be due the last week of instructions.
The details of the assignments and due dates will be made available in your Syllabus and course CANVAS.
Textbook Information / Link to ZTC Textbook
Gangs: A Guide to Understanding Street Gangs, 5th Ed. By Al Valdez.
Law Tech Publishing.
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Last updated: 10/25/2021 Sub#: 1053