Extensive network of criminals who work together to accomplish illegal activities without getting caught is defined as the organized crime. Under the Convention, an “organized criminal group” is:
- A group of three or more persons that was not randomly formed.
- Existing for a period of time.
- Acting in concert with the aim of committing at least one crime punishable by at least four years incarceration.
- In order to obtain, directly or indirectly, a financial or other material benefit.
For example the human trafficking, genocidal activities of Myanmar government, drug dealing and terror groups perpetration are organized crime.
What is a Fallacy?
A fallacy is a mistaken belief, especially one based on unsound argument. For example “the west is behind every perpetration” is a fallacy.
Fallacies of Organized Crime
Media and some news resources showcase the defaced picture to indoctrinate particular group of people, like American invasion in Iraq was fashioned as crucial need of hour to save world from Saddam regime. There are several ways to debauch the actual crime to entertain, gain the purpose and brainwash people. Here are eight fallacies of organized crime;
- Dramatic Fallacy
- The Cops-and-Courts Fallacy
- The Not-me Fallacy
- Innocent-youth Fallacy
- The ingenuity Fallacy
- Formally Organized Crime Fallacy
- Juvenile Gang Fallacy
- Agenda Fallacy
Aggression and crime streamed on media are often misleading and dramatic than the actual story, that doesn’t actually deal with the issue at hand. Media present the event and show the people as it wants to show.
In addition to Dramatic fallacy of organized crime here are the numbers of cases demonstrate the actual facts behind the unsubstantiated.
Cops and Courts Fallacy
Courts, police and other state departments which control the crime, are fashioned as those who stop the production of crime. Crime prevention is de facto purpose of such departments.
Not-me fallacy is that an individual never accepts he trespassed, if he did so it was situational and the best he could do.
Recent quibble on media between Marvi Sarmad and Khaleel-Ur-Rehman is the best example to state. Marvi Sarmad’s twitter account that keeps uttering abusive words was turned to teach morality to the Khaleel-Ur-Rehman as he abused her in a talk show. Marrvi Sarmad defends her abusive words but when it returned to her she aggressively started campaign against Khaleel-Ur-Rehman.
Innocent Youth Fallacy
The belief that being young means innocent, it is think that a young can not commit crime he is actually manipulated by adults. Immature use of social media has remolded social values and indoctrinated youngsters. Increasing radicalism and vandalism is consequence of influence of Youtubers, Tiktokers and Social Media celebrities.
The false image of the criminal derived from the media also creates ingenuity fallacy.Media presents engineered facts to the people often.
For example, Pakistan shot down Indian fighter jet during recent india-pakistan escalation, Indian media presented their pilot “Abhe Nandan” as national hero and swept the facts under the carpet.
Formally Organized crime fallacy
The tendency to attribute much greater organization to crime conspiracies then they usually have. Sometimes an organization ramp up measures against offenders to avoid future perpetration, but is represented as offender.
For example America nuked Japan twice to crush the Japanese resistance, that was definitely a crime but Americans were modeled as aggressor.
The juvenile gang fallacy
Juvenile gangs have a remarkable image as cohesive, ruthless organized groups of alienated and isolated youths who dominate local crime and this has led the public to misunderstand the more common danger.
The agenda fallacy
Some groups and people have agenda and hope some will assist them. Some religious and political groups spread miss leading content for their purpose.
For example ISIS provokes people to extremism, manipulating religion to them.