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From Mafia to Organised Crime: a comparative analysis of policing models

Sergi, A (2017) From Mafia to Organised Crime: a comparative analysis of policing models. Critical Criminological Perspectives . Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9783319535678

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Abstract

This book presents primary research conducted in Italy, USA, Australia and UK on countering strategies against Italian mafia and local organized crime groups. Through interviews and document interpretation, the book wishes first, to interpret the interaction between institutional perceptions of these criminal threats and historical events that have shaped these perceptions the institutional. Second, the book combines analysis of policies and criminal law provisions to identify policing models against mafia and organized are constructed in each country within a comparative perspective. After presenting the policing models against mafia and organized crime in Italy, USA, Australia and UK separately, the author pushes the comparison further by identifying both conceptual and procedural convergences and divergences across 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 wishes, ultimately, to reconsider the conceptualizations of both mafia and organized crime under a socio-behavioural and cultural perspective.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
K Law > K Law (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Sociology, Department of
Depositing User: Anna Sergi
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2017 15:14
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2017 14:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/18840

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