organized crime

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Critique of Provisions for & Definitions of
“Organized Crime”

CARLO CAVALIERE
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OCTOBER 1ST 2014 Defining organized crime has proven to be a general difficulty throughout history. The belief of this paper is that definition is crucial, however, at the same time one should identify that within the scope of organized crime, definition has been quite subjective and controversial. The reason why it is important is because the exact way in which organized crime is defined goes a significant distance in determining how legislation and laws are constructed, how research studies are completed, how examinations and prosecutions are coordinated, and lastly, how interactive and connected legal assistance
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The Criminal Code identifies that the disguised illegal proceeds are deemed money laundering, if, the criminal acts were committed within Canada. Although other sections of the Criminal Code address importation of illegal monies, if done successfully ones cannot be successfully charged with money laundering, proving the existence of a possible loophole within the definition. This section can always be challenged within section 7 principle of fundamental justice. This is because a major part of discovering money laundering is focused around business that have their privacy comfort interrupted. Section 462.32(1) of the Criminal Code entitled searc and seizure of proceeds of crime deals with search warrants in regards to locations where authorities believe that assets or monies of illegal activities are located. The major thing to note within this section is that the law has supreme power over the citizens in which it governs, due to the fact that at any time, with sufficient evidence, whatever that may be, authorities can suspend your rights as a citizen and search your property. The only section, beyond sections that deal with privacy within the Charter that can be invoked, is that of section 8, which is illegal search and seizure. Essentially this means that there was a lack of evidence to attain a search warrant or the

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