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Exam: 501594RR – The Business of Organized Crime
1. Which criminal was described as a “narcoterrorist” and may have been responsible for as many as 400
murders, including those of politicians and police officers?
A. Javier Vasquez-Velaso
B. Joseph Valachi
C. Pablo Escobar
D. David Carruthers
2. About half of the 30 million foreign visitors to the United States each year come from
A. territories owned or protected by the United States.
B. countries with serious organized crime problems.
C. “friendly” countries from which no entrance visa is required.
D. nations whose governments are known to cooperate with organized crime and terrorism.
3. According to the TFR, organized crime flourishes only where it has
A. little government oversight.
B. corrupt local officials.
C. casinos and other gambling venues.
D. large populations of Italian-Americans.
4. Who was captured and convicted after an examination of his net worth?
A. Joseph Valachi
B. Al Capone
C. George Conway
D. Joseph Albini
5. What percentage of the world’s cocaine supply comes from Columbia?
A. 21%
B. 41%
C. 81%
D. 61%
6. Customs Service, International Revenue Service (IRS), and the US Secret Service were all at one time
part of the
A. Federal Bureau of Investigation.
B. Department of Justice.
C. Department of Treasury.
D. Drug Enforcement Administration.
7. In 1954, the Organized Crime and Racketeering Section was formed by the
A. Central Intelligence Agency.
B. Internal Revenue Service.
C. Department of Justice.
D. Department of Labor.
8. Federal organized crime investigations are coordinated by the Organized Crime Section at _______
9. _______ involves exploiting labor, harboring victims, and coercion.
A. International drug smuggling
B. Human trafficking
C. Racketeering
D. Internet crime
10. An investigative assessment of income, expenditures, and net worth designed to determine the presence of illegal income is known as a
A. tax audit.
B. financial analysis.
C. revenue-to-expenditure audit.
D. bank account analysis.
11. _______ is a term that originated in the 1920s and that refers to thefts of truckloads of illegally
manufactured liquor.
A. Ransom
B. Hijacking
C. Moonshining
D. Ajacking
12. The President’s Commission on Organized Crime reported to President
A. Johnson.
B. Reagan.
C. Nixon.
D. Clinton.
13. Which act, passed after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, permits the government to use electronic surveillance with probable cause?
A. US Wiretap Act
B. Domestic Defense Act
C. USA Patriot Act
D. Homeland Security Initiative Act
14. The witness protection program in the United States was founded by
A. Ronald Reagan.
B. Gerald Shur.
C. Lyndon Johnson.
D. James Walston.
15. The President’s Commission on Organized crime characterizes crime groups by _______ despite the
fact that this isn’t a good predictor of criminal behavior.
A. revenue
B. size
C. ethnicity
D. type of crime
16. A total of _______ states have adopted electronic surveillance laws that are similar to Title III of the
Omnibus Crime Control Act (1968).
A. 18
B. 29
C. 32
D. 45
17. Roughly how many vehicles are stolen each year in the United States?
A. 15,000
B. 1.5 million
C. 150,000
D. 500,000
18. When an organized crime group is made up of individuals who shift alliances according to the skills
they possess to carry out their crimes, the organization is said to be a/an
A. core criminal group.
B. rigid hierarchy.
C. organized criminal network.
D. hierarchical conglomerate.
19. According to the United Nations List of Transnational Crimes, the crime of trafficking in persons
would fall under the category of
A. Provision of Illicit Services.
B. Provision of Illicit Goods.
C. Infiltration of Businesses.
D. Theft of Intellectual Property.
20. The added element of _______ in human trafficking makes it different from alien smuggling.
A. disease
B. forced labor
C. prostitution
D. drug use