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The ˋNdrangheta in Piedmont and Veneto

Federico Varese

in Mafias on the Move: How Organized Crime Conquers New Territories

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691128559
eISBN:
9781400836727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691128559.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter focuses on the 'Ndrangheta, a loose confederation of mafia families, most of which (eighty-six) operate in the province of Reggio Calabria in southern Calabria. This mafia has ... More


Mafia Associations and Ruling Bodies

Letizia Paoli

in Mafia Brotherhoods: Organized Crime, Italian Style

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195157246
eISBN:
9780199943982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157246.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Since the mid-nineteenth century, numerous sources have mentioned, and sometimes described in great detail, stable mafia associations in both Sicily and Calabria. Today, members and branches of both ... More


Status and Fraternization Contracts

Letizia Paoli

in Mafia Brotherhoods: Organized Crime, Italian Style

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195157246
eISBN:
9780199943982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157246.003.0020
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Cosa Nostra and the 'Ndrangheta gain much of their strength through reliance on a premodern contractual form. On entering a mafia family, the new member underwrites what Max Weber called a “status ... More


Secrecy and Violence

Letizia Paoli

in Mafia Brotherhoods: Organized Crime, Italian Style

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195157246
eISBN:
9780199943982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157246.003.0022
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Self-excluding from state jurisdiction through secrecy, mafia groups cannot do without violence to solve internal conflicts, defend common interests, or guarantee the effectiveness of their legal ... More


Multiplicity of Goals and Functions

Letizia Paoli

in Mafia Brotherhoods: Organized Crime, Italian Style

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195157246
eISBN:
9780199943982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157246.003.0023
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

In the reflections of several scholars, mafiosi of the past have been identified tout court with the few figures who showed a clearly modern acquisitive attitude in the traditional economic and ... More


Mafia, State, and Society

Letizia Paoli

in Mafia Brotherhoods: Organized Crime, Italian Style

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195157246
eISBN:
9780199943982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157246.003.0028
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

The development and existence of mafia associations in Sicily and Calabria over the last hundred and fifty years cannot be explained without mentioning the longstanding incapacity of state ... More


Conclusions

Letizia Paoli

in Mafia Brotherhoods: Organized Crime, Italian Style

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195157246
eISBN:
9780199943982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157246.003.0030
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This book has shown that Cosa Nostra and the 'Ndrangheta are secret and multifunctional brotherhoods each composed of about a hundred units. Though these are usually called families by their members, ... More


Introduction

Letizia Paoli

in Mafia Brotherhoods: Organized Crime, Italian Style

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195157246
eISBN:
9780199943982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157246.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

The Sicilian Cosa Nostra and the Calabrian 'Ndrangheta have been singled out as Italy's largest and most powerful mafia associations. The mafiosi's illegal businesses and their infiltration in ... More


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