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The evolution of the Australian ‘ndrangheta. An historical perspective

Sergi, Anna (2015) 'The evolution of the Australian ‘ndrangheta. An historical perspective.' Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 48 (2). 155 - 174. ISSN 0004-8658

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This paper explores the phenomenon of the ‘ndrangheta – a criminal organisation from Calabria, South of Italy and allegedly the most powerful among the Italian mafias – through its migrating routes. In particular, by focusing on the peculiar case of Australia, the paper aims to show the overlapping of migrating flows with criminal colonisation, which has proven to be a strategy of this particular mafia. The paper uses the very thin literature on the subject alongside official reports and newspaper articles on migration and crime, mainly from Italian sources, to trace an historical journey on the migration of people from Calabria to Australia in various moments of the last century. The aim is to present the evolution and growth of Calabrian clans in Australia. The topic is largely unexplored and is still underreported among Australian institutions and scholars, which is why the paper chooses an historical approach to describe the principal paths in this very new field of research.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Australian ‘ndrangheta, criminal colonisation, Italian mafias in Australia, Italian migration in Australia, organised crime in Australia, transnational organised crime
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Sociology, Department of
Depositing User: Anna Sergi
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2016 17:56
Last Modified: 28 Apr 2020 09:15

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