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Widening the Antimafia Net. Mafia Behaviour, Cultural Transmission and Children Protection in Calabrian mafia families

Sergi, Anna (2018) 'Widening the Antimafia Net. Mafia Behaviour, Cultural Transmission and Children Protection in Calabrian mafia families.' Youth Justice. ISSN 1473-2254

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Abstract

This article explores proceedings by the Youth Tribunal of Reggio Calabria, Southern Italy, aimed at the protection of children in families where one or both parents are investigated for mafia offences. The findings show that preventing the transmission of mafia (‘ndrangheta) culture in the local context has become an essential part of child protection measures. This article will argue that when discussing child protection in criminal families, it is necessary (a) to question the nature of the bonds of these families with the socio-cultural context, and (b) to concretely assess the way this context wishes to affect the family’s criminality.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: child welfare, criminal families, cultural transmission, Italy, mafia, organised crime, youth justice
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Sociology, Department of
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2018 14:02
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2018 14:02
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/22934

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