Essay on Federal Bureau Of Investigation ( Fbi )

1680 Words Oct 18th, 2016 7 Pages
Over the past 100 years, government officials and scholars in search of a definition for organized crime have performed numerous investigations and studies. According to the textbook “Organized Crime” by Michael Lyman, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), define organized crime as:
“Any group having some manner of a formalized structure and whose primary objective is to obtain money through illegal activities. Such groups maintain their position through the use of actual or threatened violence, corrupt public officials, graft, or extortion, and generally have a significant impact on the people in their locales, region, or the country as a whole” (6).
Recently, a notorious, growing, transnational crime group known as Mara Salvatrucha, has become a danger to both Central, and North America. Mara Salvatrucha, also known as MS-13 is a street gang known for their transnational crimes, which include both human and drug trafficking. Like any other criminal organization, MS-13’s main objective is to obtain money and power through the use of extreme violence.
History/ Growth
In Los Angeles, during the 1980’s, the MS-13 was founded in “barrios” due to the immigrants that flooded northward as a result of the civil war (InSight Crime). The gang was composed mostly of El Salvadorians who came from a neighbourhood referred to as Pico Union. Mara Salvatrucha is a phrase put together by three terms. “Mara” is another word for gang within Central America, “salva” refers to El…

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