“[T]he ‘relative power’ of criminal networks will continue to rise, and some countries could even be taken over and run by these networks.”1 The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) defines “organized crime” as “any group having some manner of formalized structure and whose primary objective is to obtain money through illegal activities.
Strompf, Christina M.
"Guilty Until Proven Innocent: A Comparative Analysis Of Organized Crime Laws In The United States, Italy, Japan, And Ecudor,"
ILSA Journal of International & Comparative Law: Vol. 23
, Article 4.
Available at: http://nsuworks.nova.edu/ilsajournal/vol23/iss1/4