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Review and assessment questions

a) What are the basic models of organized criminal groups?

b) Is an organized criminal group with a hierarchical structure likely to be more spatially dispersed?

c) From the perspective of law enforcement, are organized criminal groups with a hierarchical structure easier to disrupt?

d) Does the structure of an organized criminal group change depending on its activities?

e) How is the hierarchical model of organized crime different from the enterprise model?

f) What keeps an individual criminal in different models of organized criminal groups?

g) Carefully read the below descriptions of structures of organized criminal groups and match them with the images on the left. Explain the advantages and disadvantages of each structure from the perspective of resilience of criminal organizations. Think of some possible models of organized criminal groups that adopt these structures.

[Answer key: 1. d; 2. b; 3. e; 4. a; 5. c]

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