Definition of Organized Crime
Example of Organized Crime
- The Mafia (also called Cosa Nostra), a crime syndicate in the United States; organized in families; believed to have important relations to the Sicilian Mafia.
Organized Crime Pronunciation
- IPA Pronunciation
- American English
- /ˈɔrɡəˌnaɪzd kraɪm/
- British English
- /ˈɔːɡənʌɪzd krʌɪm/
- /ˈɔːɡn̩ʌɪzd krʌɪm/
- American English
- Syllabification: (or·gan·ized crime)
- Word origin of “organized” and “crime” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
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Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “organized crime.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved October 16, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/organized-crime/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
organized crime. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/organized-crime/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “organized crime.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed October 16, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/organized-crime/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“organized crime.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 16 Oct. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/organized-crime/>.