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Exam: 501592RR – Introduction to Organized Crime
1. _______ is when two or more people agree to commit a crime.
A. Conspiracy
B. Extortion
C. Gambling
D. Loansharking
2. The _______ was a gang that distributed cocaine in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston.
A. Black Guerilla Family (BGF)
B. Mexican Mafia
C. Bloods
D. Intervale Posse (IVP)
3. To establish a complete drug trafficking case, an investigator is required to identify three factors: the
source of the drug, the method of distribution of the drug, and the
A. drug’s arrival to buyers.
B. price of the drug.
C. average age of the buyers.
D. process used to make the drug.
4. To be convicted of receiving stolen property, most statutes require proof that the individual
A. knew the item was stolen.
B. established a relationship with the manufacturer.
C. paid 50 percent or less than the full retail price.
D. forcibly hijacked the property.
5. Which one of the following statements about organized crime is true?
A. It functions as an enterprise.
B. It rarely involves monopoly control.
C. It doesn’t have exclusive membership.
D. It works best with minimal planning.
6. Over the past 40 years, the public perception of gambling has gone from
A. free market to mafia-controlled.
B. a sin to an addiction.
C. a vice to a form of recreation.
D. sophisticated to obscene.
7. How did the savings and loan scandal of the 1980s involve organized crime?
A. It included conspiracy and the corruption of government officials.
B. There was virtually no difference between the banks’ actions and a loanshark’s actions.
C. It was a form of organizational crime.
D. The National Advisory Committee on Criminal Justice Standards and Goals recognized it as white-collar crime.
8. What is it called when money is lent at extremely high interest rates?
A. Loansharking
B. Prostitution
C. Racketeering
D. Possession of stolen property
9. The _______ (1910) prohibits anyone who “knowingly persuades, induces, entices, or coerces any
woman or girl” to travel between states or countries “for the purpose of prostitution or debaucher, or for any other immoral purpose….with or without her consent.”
A. United States v. Patrick and Arthur
B. Mann Act
C. Hobbs Act
D. President’s Task Force on Organized Crime
10. In which case did the Supreme Court rule that the exhibition of obscene films is not protected from
prosecution, even when viewing is limited to consenting adults?
A. S.C. v. Miller
B. N.Y. v. Filthy Words
C. Paris Adult Theatre I v. Slaton
D. Georgia v. Carnal Knowledge
11. According to your textbook, the most characteristic organized crime is _______ because it involves
planning to commit a crime.
A. racketeering
B. conspiracy
C. prostitution
D. blackmail
12. Paying a police officer to “look the other way” during a drug deal is an example of
A. bribery.
B. coercion.
C. racketeering.
D. extortion.
13. Money extracted from victims in exchange for not doing damage to a business, construction site, or
their employees is known as a
A. shakedown.
B. protection racket.
C. kickback.
D. blackmail racket.
14. The so-called “crackhouse statute” extends the concept of racketeering to include those who
A. live with drug dealers, including roommates.
B. provide a location or forum for the creation or distribution of illegal substances.
C. repeatedly sell property to criminals.
D. are habitually incapacitated by illegal substance abuse.
15. Which famous movie about organized crime tells the story of the drug dealer George Jung?
A. The Departed
B. Paddy Whacked
C. Casino
D. Blow
16. _______ involves the use of force or threats to obtain money for ensuring jobs or labor peace.
A. Provision of illicit goods
B. Fencing
C. Labor racketeering
D. Bribery
17. Since the 1990s, arrests for _______ have decreased.
A. drug abuse
B. gambling
C. prostitution
D. trading stolen property
18. John Gotti drew a salary, even though he performed no work, when he was
A. the vice president of Electrical International.
B. a salesman for ARC Plumbing.
C. the president of JJS Construction Company.
D. a human resources director for Eastman Kodak.
19. Which statement regarding the protection of speech by the First Amendment is true?
A. The Supreme Court declared that material broadcast over the radio isn’t protected in the same manner as printed material.
B. Material with an obvious scientific value can’t be judged “obscene” or restricted by law.
C. Indecent material may not be sent unsolicited or without explicit request to any person.
D. Cities and towns have the last word in establishing their own local standard of obscenity.
20. Which one of the following choices is an example of the infiltration of legitimate business or
A. Selling stolen property
B. Labor racketeering
C. Distributing drugs
D. Gambling