Compare and contrast the organizational structure of the mafia with that of a motorcycle gang. Do you think that drugs are their main source of income? How do they distribute their goods? Assignment Guidelines

Address the following in 3–5 pages:

· Research mafia organizations within the United States. 

· What is their involvement in the illegal drug industry? Explain. 

· How are drugs transported and sold by mafia organizations within the United States? Explain. 

· What criminal activities result from this drug trafficking? Explain.

· Research the Colombian drug cartel. 

· What types of crimes are commonly committed by members of these types of organizations? Explain. 

· Regarding criminal activities, how does international drug trafficking compare to drug trafficking within the United States?

· Compare being charged under RICO to being charged under IRS violations.  

· What are the penalties of each, and is there any civil redress in either one? 

· Be sure to reference all sources using APA style.