Sicilian cultures of violence: The interconnections between organized crime and local society

@article{Cottino1999SicilianCO,
  title={Sicilian cultures of violence: The interconnections between organized crime and local society},
  author={Amedeo Cottino},
  journal={Crime, Law and Social Change},
  year={1999},
  volume={32},
  pages={103-113}
}
  • A. Cottino
  • Published 1 October 1999
  • History
  • Crime, Law and Social Change
The phenomenon of organized crime in Sicily has survived throughout all political changes and economic transformations that have taken place in Italy in the post war period. In search of an explanation, some scholars have blamed the absence of the State; some others have stressed the historically predatory relation between the State and the Southern regions; recently it has been argued that what makes Sicilian organized crime successful is the fact that it sells protection in a market… 
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