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Mafia Brotherhoods: Organized Crime, Italian Style
Relying on previously undisclosed confessions of former mafia members now cooperating with the police, Letizia Paoli provides a clinically accurate portrait of mafia behavior, motivations, andExpand
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The paradoxes of organized crime
The paper argues that the concept of organised crime inconsistently incorporates the following notions: a) the provision of illegal goods and services and b) a criminal organization, understood as aExpand
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Drug Trafficking and Ethnic Minorities in Western Europe
Popular media as well as law enforcement agencies throughout Europe routinely identify members of ethnic minorities, and recent migrants in particular, as responsible for selling a large proportionExpand
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Italian Organised Crime: Mafia Associations and Criminal Enterprises
  • L. Paoli
  • Political Science
  • 1 February 2004
The article reviews the different forms of organised crime in Italy. To begin with, it focuses on the Sicilian Cosa Nostra and the Calabrian 'Ndrangheta, Italy's two largest and most powerful mafiaExpand
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A Framework to Assess the Harms of Crimes
s, using “harm” as a keyword yielded only 54 “hits” as of January 2010 for the period 1960-2009. All but one publication (Sherman, 2007) concerned “self harm”; that is, the harm some people impose onExpand
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What does it mean to decriminalize marijuana? A cross-national empirical examination.
Although frequently discussed as a singular policy, there is tremendous variation in the laws and regulations surrounding so-called decriminalization policies adopted by Western countries, with manyExpand
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The Oxford handbook of organized crime
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Drug Trafficking in Russia: A Form of Organized Crime?
She has published extensively on organized crime, drugs, and illegal markets. In the 1990s, she served as consultant to the Italian Ministries of the Interior and Justice and the UNODCCP. The decadeExpand
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The Sports Doping Market: Understanding Supply and Demand, and the Challenges of Their Control
Introduction.- Overview: What is Known about Doping and What Can This Study Add to It.- Doping Products and Their Demand.- The (Illegal) Suppliers of Doping Products.- Distribution Chains and MarketExpand
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The Sports Doping Market
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