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The Italian mafias in the world: A systematic assessment of the mobility of criminal groups

Calderoni, Francesco, Berlusconi, Giulia, Garofalo, Lorella, Giommoni, Luca and Sarno, Federica (2015) The Italian mafias in the world: A systematic assessment of the mobility of criminal groups European Journal of Criminology, 13 (4). pp. 413-433.

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Abstract

This study complements existing literature on the mobility of criminal groups (mainly based on country case studies) with the first systematic assessment of the worldwide activities of the four main types of Italian mafias (Cosa Nostra, Camorra, ’Ndrangheta and Apulian mafias) from 2000 to 2012. Drawing from publicly available reports, a specific multiple correspondence analysis identifies the most important associations among mafias, activities, and countries. The results show that the mafias concentrate in a few countries; drug trafficking is the most frequent activity, whereas money laundering appears less important than expected; a stable mafia presence is reported in a few developed countries (mainly Germany, Canada, Australia, and the United States). The mafias show significant differences: the ’Ndrangheta tends to establish structured groups abroad, whereas the other mafias mainly participate in illicit trades.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Sociology
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Calderoni, FrancescoUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Berlusconi, Giuliag.berlusconi@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Garofalo, LorellaUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Giommoni, LucaUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Sarno, FedericaUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 31 December 2015
Identification Number : 10.1177/1477370815623570
Copyright Disclaimer : Francesco Calderoni, Giulia Berlusconi, Lorella GarofaloLuca Giommoni, Federica Sarno. The Italian mafias in the world: A systematic assessment of the mobility of criminal groups. European Journal of Criminology, Vol 13, Issue 4, pp. 413 - 433. Copyright © 2016 Sage Publications. Reprinted by permission of SAGE Publications.
Uncontrolled Keywords : Content analysis, Italian mafias, mobility of criminal groups, multiple correspondence analysis, quantitative analysis, transplantation.
Depositing User : Melanie Hughes
Date Deposited : 06 Dec 2017 14:59
Last Modified : 06 Dec 2017 15:00
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/845127

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