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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


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


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


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


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


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


1 Introducing the Litigants and the Judge

James B. Jacobs and Kerry T. Cooperman

in Breaking the Devil's Pact: The Battle to Free the Teamsters from the Mob

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814743089
eISBN:
9780814743669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814743089.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter introduces the major players in the case US v. IBT, filed by the Department of Justice (DOJ) and its investigative arm, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), against the ... More


2 The Civil RICO Complaint and Settlement

James B. Jacobs and Kerry T. Cooperman

in Breaking the Devil's Pact: The Battle to Free the Teamsters from the Mob

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814743089
eISBN:
9780814743669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814743089.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter examines how the Department of Justice's (DOJ) lawyers adapted the civil RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act) law for use against entrenched corruption and ... More


Introducing the Litigants and the Judge

James B. Jacobs and Kerry T. Cooperman

in Breaking the Devil's Pact: The Battle to Free the Teamsters from the Mob

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814743089
eISBN:
9780814743669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814743089.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter introduces the major players in the case US v. IBT, filed by the Department of Justice (DOJ) and its investigative arm, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), against the ... More


The Civil RICO Complaint and Settlement

James B. Jacobs and Kerry T. Cooperman

in Breaking the Devil's Pact: The Battle to Free the Teamsters from the Mob

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814743089
eISBN:
9780814743669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814743089.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter examines how the Department of Justice's (DOJ) lawyers adapted the civil RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act) law for use against entrenched corruption and ... More


Introduction

Federico Varese

in The Russian Mafia: Private Protection in a New Market Economy

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198297369
eISBN:
9780191600272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829736X.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

The crucial importance of property rights in the transition from a centrally planned economy to a market economy is explained as the basis for emergence of mafia groups: if trust is scarce, and the ... More


The Mafia in Perm

Federico Varese

in The Russian Mafia: Private Protection in a New Market Economy

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198297369
eISBN:
9780191600272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829736X.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

If mafia groups are present in a market, they must be organized in some form. Two questions have generated a heated and long-running debate among scholars of the mafias: first, are criminal groups ... More


The Mafia

Carina Gunnarson

in Cultural Warfare and Trust: Fighting the Mafia in Palermo

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719076725
eISBN:
9781781701430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719076725.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter discusses different aspects of the Mafia in Italy, first by describing the organisation in itself, as an institution parallel to and independent of the state. The focus is on the ... More


Lessons, Reflections, and Speculations

James B. Jacobs and Kerry T. Cooperman

in Breaking the Devil's Pact: The Battle to Free the Teamsters from the Mob

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814743089
eISBN:
9780814743669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814743089.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter reflects on the lessons that can be learned from US v. IBT and speculates about how the case will conclude. It places US v. IBT, a government lawsuit that charged the International ... More


The Russian Mafia: Private Protection in a New Market Economy

Federico Varese

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198297369
eISBN:
9780191600272
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829736X.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

This book researches the question of what the Russian Mafia is, and challenges widely held views of its nature. It charts the emergence of the Russian Mafia in the context of the transition to the ... More


11 Lessons, Reflections, and Speculations

James B. Jacobs and Kerry T. Cooperman

in Breaking the Devil's Pact: The Battle to Free the Teamsters from the Mob

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814743089
eISBN:
9780814743669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814743089.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter reflects on the lessons that can be learned from US v. IBT and speculates about how the case will conclude. It places US v. IBT, a government lawsuit that charged the International ... More


Violence, Honor, and Secrecy

Jana Arsovska

in Decoding Albanian Organized Crime

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780520282803
eISBN:
9780520958715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520282803.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Chapter 5 elaborates on the extent to which traditional cultural codes (for example, the Kanun of Lek Dukagjini, considered the foundation of the Albanian culture) can help in understanding the ... More


Introduction

Robert M. Lombardo

in Organized Crime in Chicago: Beyond the Mafia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037306
eISBN:
9780252094484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037306.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book examines the emergence and continuation of traditional organized crime in Chicago from a sociological perspective. It uses the term “organized crime” to define the political corruption that ... More


The 1998 Rerun Election and the Emerging Dominance of James P. Hoffa

James B. Jacobs and Kerry T. Cooperman

in Breaking the Devil's Pact: The Battle to Free the Teamsters from the Mob

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814743089
eISBN:
9780814743669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814743089.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter focuses on James P. Hoffa's victory in the 1998 rerun election as general president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT). It first considers the argument between the ... More


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