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organized crime

n.
1. Crime committed by groups engaged in planned and sustained criminal activities.
2. The people and the groups involved in such criminal activities.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.organized crime - underworld organizationsorganized crime - underworld organizations    
social group - people sharing some social relation
yakuza - organized crime in Japan; an alliance of criminal organizations and illegal enterprises
gang, mob, pack, ring - an association of criminals; "police tried to break up the gang"; "a pack of thieves"
underworld - the criminal class
Sicilian Mafia, Maffia, Mafia - a secret terrorist group in Sicily; originally opposed tyranny but evolved into a criminal organization in the middle of the 19th century
Black Hand - a secret terrorist society in the United States early in the 20th century
Camorra - a secret society in Naples notorious for violence and blackmail
crime syndicate, syndicate, mob, family - a loose affiliation of gangsters in charge of organized criminal activities
Translations

organized crime

organized crime

ncriminalità organizzata
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The meetings are organized by the Kyrgyz Interior Ministry in co-operation with the OSCE Centre in Bishkek, with the aim of enhancing the co-operation, capacity and policies of law enforcement agencies in fighting organized crime at the grassroots level.
In this article I seek to show that the expansion and strengthening of transnational organized crime erodes the rule of law and that the damaging consequences of this situation go beyond high crime rates.
Trafficking in Persons Protocol--Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime
Today's handover is part of a multi-year approach to assisting the Ministry in its efforts to more effectively and efficiently counter organized crime across Kyrgyzstan," said Deputy Head of Centre John MacGregor.
The workshop, organized by the Arab League in collaboration with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, discusses over three days, ways to strengthen regional and international cooperation in the fight against organized crime and means of strengthening judicial cooperation.
Together with attendees underscoring the importance of mutual legal assistance and the need to determine the central authorities in the fight against transnational organized crime, to ensure the effectiveness of investigations, prosecutions, and trials related to organized crime.
The Special Committee on Organized Crime, Corruption and Money Laundering (CRIM) was set up in March 2012 further to the adoption, on 25 October 2011, of the European Parliament resolution on organized crime.
A careful examination of the offenses listed in Table 1 illustrates that most forms of transnational crime center on organized crime activity rather than on traditional, individual, or politically motivated crimes.
12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- An undercover agent, a legendary crime-fighting lawyer, and an expert on the global evolution of organized crime comprise the highly respected experts assembled for The Mob Museum's inaugural "Inside Stories" speaker series.
The key points of the document concern the need to employ a more constructive approach towards the detection of organized crime, combating the existing criminal groups, analyzing the reasons for the emergence of the groups and eliminating the circumstances that trigger such criminal activity.
Abdollahi further pointed to Iran's proposals for the achievement of ECO goals, and said Tehran has proposed that practical mechanisms be specified for the advancement of a coherent regional strategy in an effort to prevent, control and defuse trans-national organized crimes and terrorism.
As recently as August 2004, with the release of the latest Criminal Intelligence Service Canada report on organized crime, the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police unveiled the criminal threat to the diamond industry.

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