Social Organized Crime Perspective
May 26, 2014
Social Institution is defined as an organizational system which functions to satisfy basic social needs by providing an ordered framework linking the individuals to the larger culture. This paper will provide more information as to how social institutions apply to organized crime, also which empirical and speculative theories are most applicable when applied to organized crime and criminal behavior.
Organized crime within our social institution would exist because a small amount of the people who living within our society would willingly choose not to agree to abide by rules, regulations, ...view middle of the document...
Some theorist believes that crime can be slowed down by deterrents. General deterrence state: that crime can be defeated by punishment. For example, if people fear jail they will not commit a crime. Capital punishment is another example of general deterrence because some people fear death. Another theory is special deterrence theory suggest that punishment for criminal acts should be quickly severe that convicted criminals will never repeat their acts.
The main personality identified in organized crime is sociopathic personality occurs when a person is aggressive, is not deter from crime, no remorse is shown, and do not learn from past mistakes. Sociopaths have a calm personality and a high intelligence level. Psychopaths are antisocial people who always are in trouble, profiting from neither experience nor punishment, and emotional immaturity, with lack of responsibility and judgment. Studies have shown that criminal who are in jail make up a wide population of the antisocial personality. Another personality characteristics is the over controlled aspects of their own personalities. People who fall into this category are not able to control their frustrations, anger, and hostile attitude. Every time a person is involved in a stressful situation the emotions increases (Lyman 2007).
Empirical studies produce information about business of organized crime....