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Female Visibility in the Mafia World: Press Review 1980 to 2001

  • Alessandra Dino
  • Raffaella Milia
  • Anna Maria Milito
  • Antonino Oliveri
Part of the STUDIES IN ORGANIZED CRIME book series (SOOC, volume 5)

Abstract

One way to analyze the recent evolution of the female role in organized crime is to review the press coverage of that theme during the period from 1980 to 2001. The choice of this period—closely linked to the more general orientation of this research and constrained by the need to demarcate the area for finding and collecting material—was guided by the consideration that investigations and observations have shown this period to be one of the most interesting for the study of the phenomenon, since it is precisely during this time that the participation of women in mafia-type criminal activities seems to have become more visible and frequent.

Keywords

Organize Crime Criminal Organization News Item Trial Proceeding Association Index 
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References

  1. This study is the result of a joint collaboration by authors and has been prepared in the form published here by A. Dino (first section) and A. M. Milito and A. Oliveri (second and third sections).Google Scholar
  2. The work group that carried out the examination, collection, and classification of press materials was made up of Laura Cavallo, Raffaella Milia, Maria Romana, Soccorsa Romana, and Viviana Truzzi.Google Scholar
  3. ISTAT, Annuario delle Statistiche Giudiziarie Penali, Introduction.Google Scholar
  4. Cramer's index measures the association between two variables and may assume values between 0 (absence of association) and 1 (maximum association).Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alessandra Dino
  • Raffaella Milia
  • Anna Maria Milito
  • Antonino Oliveri

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