This course will provide an examination and analysis of views on the phenomena of organized crime and efforts to control it. Attention will be paid to criminal organizations in the United States, their beginnings in other cultural and ethnic backgrounds and their relations with criminal organizations around the world. In todayâ€™s world, criminal organizations in other countries and their activities have a major impact on crime in the United States. Therefore, a comparative approach to the subject must be used. Prerequisite: junior or senior standing, or permission of the instructor. (Same as PS 4680.) [Dual-listed with CJ 5680/PS 5680.] Dual-listed courses require senior standing; juniors may enroll with permission of the department.