Organized crime, also known as transnational crime in today’s globalized world, has found itself frequently as an object of academic research. This is because organized crime research is valuable as it gives law-enforcement agencies a platform to build the strategy on combatting it.
It is believed that organized crime was first seen, in a form similar what we see today, in USA. An organism wanting to grow, benefits if it can do so at the cost of another organism. Organized crime developed formidably in the US in the middle of the 19th century, by exploiting the persecuted Afro-American society when it was at its most vulnerable. Sutherland and Creasy’s (1960) theory of “Differential Association and Cultural Transmission” reflects the above. This theory basically says that people turn