Critical Criminological Perspectives

From Mafia to Organised Crime

A Comparative Analysis of Policing Models

Authors: Sergi, Anna

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  • Examines policing models for countering mafia and organised criminal activity
  • Assesses the benefits and problems with approaches in the UK, US, Australia and Italy
  • Compares the efficacy of these countries' laws and institutions which tackle local organised crime
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This book presents primary research conducted in Italy, USA, Australia and the UK on countering strategies and institutional perceptions of Italian mafias and local organized crime groups. Through interviews and interpretation of original documents, this study firstly demonstrates the interaction between institutional understanding of the criminal threats and historical events that have shaped these perceptions. Secondly, it combines analysis of policies and criminal law provisions to identify how policing models which combat mafia and organised crime activities are organized and constructed in each country within a comparative perspective.
After presenting the similarities between the four differing policing models, Sergi pushes the comparison further by identifying both conceptual and procedural convergences and divergences across both 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 ultimately seeks to reconsider the conceptualizations of both mafia and organized crime from a socio-behavioural and cultural perspective.

About the authors

Anna Sergi holds a PhD in Sociology from the University of Essex, UK, an LL.M. in Criminal Law, Criminal Justice and Criminology from King’s College, London, UK, and a Specialist Law Degree from the University of Bologna, Italy. She is now a Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Essex.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Introduction: The aims of this comparative research

    Sergi, Anna

    Pages 1-20

  • Mafia and Organised Crime: The Spectrum and the Models

    Sergi, Anna

    Pages 21-59

  • Case Study 1: Italy and the Structure Model

    Sergi, Anna

    Pages 61-100

  • Case Study 2: United States of America and the Enterprise Model

    Sergi, Anna

    Pages 101-140

  • Case Study 3: Australia and the Visibility Model

    Sergi, Anna

    Pages 141-176

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
From Mafia to Organised Crime
Book Subtitle
A Comparative Analysis of Policing Models
Authors
Series Title
Critical Criminological Perspectives
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-53568-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-53568-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-53567-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-85185-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 315
Number of Illustrations
8 b/w illustrations
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