The connection between knowledge and power makes itself known even in the most mundane circumstances. A person who is armed with knowledge about a company is more likely to impress an interviewer with that knowledge and receive a job offer. Knowledge of a partner's illicit affair empowers the person to extricate themselves from the relationship or choose to forgive. Self-awareness is also a distinct type of power that enhances one's psychological health and encourages wellbeing through control over one's irrational thoughts and emotions.
Social media has an ironic and complex influence on the creation and dissemination of knowledge via the spreading of fake news. Interestingly, the proliferation of fake news can inspire citizens to become more media literate. The results of the 2016 presidential election in the United States are partly blamed on a lack of knowledge generated by social media and the spreading of propaganda through digital channels (Alcott and Gentzkow). To combat fake news, those who possess knowledge have the power to spread truth and accurate information, facts and data. However, power is only effective if it is used to combat misinformation and "alternative facts."
The real application of the knowledge-power connection is in the realm of public life, where knowledge needs…
Organized crime presents certain unique challenges for law enforcement in the 21st century. As noted by Bjelopera & Finklea (2012) in their report to Congress on the history of organized criminal activity in the United States, modern organized criminal networks tend to be more fluid and less hierarchical than organized associations of the past. Organized crime networks are also more apt to outsource critical aspects of their operations, which can
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