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From Mafia to Organised Crime

A Comparative Analysis of Policing Models

Palgrave Macmillan

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  • Examines policing models for countering mafia and organised criminal activity

  • Assesses the benefits and problems with approaches in the UK, US, Australia and Italy

  • Compares the efficacy of these countries' laws and institutions which tackle local organised crime

Part of the book series: Critical Criminological Perspectives (CCRP)

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About this book

This book presents primary research conducted in Italy, USA, Australia and the UK on countering strategies and institutional perceptions of Italian mafias and local organized crime groups. Through interviews and interpretation of original documents, this study firstly demonstrates the interaction between institutional understanding of the criminal threats and historical events that have shaped these perceptions. Secondly, it combines analysis of policies and criminal law provisions to identify how policing models which combat mafia and organised crime activities are organized and constructed in each country within a comparative perspective.

After presenting the similarities between the four differing policing models, Sergi pushes the comparison further by identifying both conceptual and procedural convergences and divergences across both the four models and within international frameworks. By looking at topics as varied as mafia mobility, money laundering, drug networks and gang violence, this book ultimately seeks to reconsider the conceptualizations of both mafia and organized crime from a socio-behavioural and cultural perspective.

Keywords

  • Mafia
  • Organized Crime
  • Transnational Crime
  • Criminology
  • Sociology
  • Structure Model
  • Cosa Nostra
  • Trends Model
  • Activity Model
  • Calabria
  • ‘ndrangheta
  • financial crime

Authors and Affiliations

  • Department of Sociology, University of Essex, Colchester, United Kingdom

    Anna Sergi

About the author

Anna Sergi holds a PhD in Sociology from the University of Essex, UK, an LL.M. in Criminal Law, Criminal Justice and Criminology from King’s College, London, UK, and a Specialist Law Degree from the University of Bologna, Italy. She is now a Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Essex.

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Buying options

eBook USD 149.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-319-53568-5
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 199.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 199.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)