Organized Crime In Canada

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Good and bad are the two facets of the society. Crime and safety go hand in hand. Organized crime is a branch of crime that operates in an organized manner through group of people for both financial and non-financial concerns, but mainly for financial benefits. These groups are sometimes called as ‘mafia’ or ‘mobs’ or ‘gangs’ or ‘Yakuza’ in Japanese. Earning of almighty dollar is the main purpose of their activities. They make money in billions. Most of them are involved in extortions, drugs, gambling, firearms trafficking, usury, counterfeiting, sex, cyber crime and human trafficking etcetera. The largest and important organized crime groups around the world are Yamaguchi Gumi, Solntsevskaya Bratva, Camorra, Ndrangheta, and Sinaloa Cartel.…show more content…
United States of America has signed a an Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) with other countries for example Australia, Canada, EU, Japan, Jordan, Korea, Mexico, Morocco, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, and the United Arab Emirates. This is for the purpose to stop and eliminate piracy and counterfeiting. While on the other hand, the RCMP of Canada has prioritized fighting against organized crime groups and has termed it as strategic priority in 2001. Through its services of intelligence and operations, “RCMP is focusing its activities on reducing the threat and impact of organized crime”. To attain this objective, RCMP is operating in collaboration with national and international organizations and agencies to effectively deal with the heinous natured organized crimes. Moreover, cooperation between CISC and CIROC, in terms of intelligence sharing, analytical services and operational services, pragmatic strategies have been formulated to reduce the impacts and stop the expansion of organized crimes in Canada. Finally, by ratifying the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime in 2005 (Finklea, 2010) , both Canada and USA have taken an important step ahead towards encountering organized crime on international level in collaboration with governments of other signatory countries. This indicates that stringent approach of both the countries towards organized is comprehensive which will bear fruitful results no matter how much strong these organized crime groups may

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