Defining White Collar and Organized Crime

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For this discussion, assume you are a federal law enforcement instructor stationed at the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS’s) Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) in Glynco, Georgia. You have been asked to prepare a presentation to trainees about white collar crime task forces. In preparation for this presentation, conduct some research on OCDETF and other white collar crime task forces.
Address the following in your main post:
Compare the competing definitions and typologies of white collar and organized crime.
Describe how the different agencies come together to combat white collar and organized crime.
Analyze challenges encountered by law enforcement and prosecutors as a result of working in such a diverse group of local, state, and federal law enforcement officers.

Reference
Payne, B. K. (2017). White-collar crime: The essentials (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
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For this discussion, assume you are a special agent in charge of a large geographical area of operations in the Southeast for U.S. ICE. You have been asked to prepare a presentation to be given to prosecutors, criminal investigators, and assistant U.S. attorneys (AUSAs) at an upcoming training seminar. In preparation for this presentation, conduct some research on the government’s efforts to investigate and prosecute white collar and organized crime cases.
Address the following in your main post:
Explain why criminologists find the terms white collar crime and organized crime difficult to define.
Assess the legal implications of both types of crimes in the context of formal and informal social control.
Explore challenges encountered by law enforcement and prosecutors in the prosecution of white collar and organized crime offenders.

Reference
Knowles, W. B. (2010). Organized crime in the U.S. (6th ed.). Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers

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