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Conclusion: A Socio-behavioural Approach in Policing the Mafia–Organised Crime Spectrum

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The conclusion of this book presents the way forward departing from the findings of this research. It considers how a cultural approach to mafia and organised crime might to a more promising socio-behavioural understanding of the phenomena by addressing both the social construction of the two concepts and its actual manifestations. This final chapter reconsiders the mafia-organised crime spectrum within cultural perspectives and proposes a more contemporary and revisited conceptualisation of the mafia phenomenon, which could help integrate phenomena and policies across the spectrum and across national systems. Finally, the conclusion of this book invites to consider “cultural awareness” as a viable tool to improve policing approaches against mafia and organised crime.

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    Operation “Fiori della Notte di San Vito”, DDA Milano, RGNR. No. 4/1995, 2455/1995, 2506/1995 GIP.

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    Operation “Fiori della Notte di San Vito”, Sentenza N. 2991/1997, depositata 19.01.1998, Tribunale Ordinario di Milano, p. 13.

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    Operation “Fiori della Notte di San Vito”, Sentenza N. 2991/1997, depositata 19.01.1998, Tribunale Ordinario di Milano, p. 72.

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    Operation “Fiori della Notte di San Vito”, Sentenza n.3070/1999, depositata 16.05.2000, Corte d’Appello di Milano, p. 589.

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    Magistrates’ Court of Victoria – In the matter of the Bail Act 1977 (Vic) and in the matter of Applications for Bail by Pasquale Barbaro, Case No.s X02285456 Y01046940, 2 August 2010, page 18.

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    DPP (Cth) v Barbaro & Zirilli [2012] VSC 47 (23 February 2012).

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    Federal Court of Australia, Wan v Minister for Immigration & Multicultural Affairs [2000] FCA 1822.

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Sergi, A. (2017). Conclusion: A Socio-behavioural Approach in Policing the Mafia–Organised Crime Spectrum. In: From Mafia to Organised Crime. Critical Criminological Perspectives. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-53568-5_9

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