Studies of Organized Crime

The ’Ndrangheta and Sacra Corona Unita

The History, Organization and Operations of Two Unknown Mafia Groups

Editors: Serenata, Nicoletta (Ed.)

  • Provides insight into two lesser-known mafia groups with international implications
  • Explores a methodology for studying these groups that is applicable for understanding other organized crime networks
  • Includes a full picture of the scope of Italian mafia reach within Italy, the United States, and globally
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About this book

This book covers two lesser known but important members of the Italian Mafia: the ’Ndrangheta and the Sacra Corona Unita. Italian criminal organizations, in particular Mafia, are one of the most commonly researched organized crime groups, usually focusing on the Sicilian Mafia, Cosa Nostra, or the Neapolitan Mafia, Camorra. However, Italy has other two other Mafias, one in Apulia, Sacra Corona Unita, and the other in Calabria, ’Ndrangheta. Although an extensive literature is available on Cosa Nostra and Camorra, less is known about the other two organizations, particularly their operations in the United States. Territory is one of the most important elements in the Mafia because the criminal organization operates its signoria territoriale, controlling every illegal activity in its sphere of action. This territorial power goes beyond the Italian boundaries reaching the United States of America and other non-European countries, with the mere aim of developing their drug/weapon deals and money laundering businesses. Mafia, therefore, is not a uniquely Italian phenomenon as it might appear, but a worldwide phenomenon, affecting many societies and economies. This unique volume is its interest into a field as yet completely provides new information about the ’Ndrangheta and Sacra Corona Unita written by an interdisciplinary group of Italian scholars. It covers organizational, hierarchic, and operative aspects: that is, the role that they have in politics, in their own families, in business relations in Italy and abroad. It also highlights the particular role that Cosa Nostra and Camorra had in their development. This work will be of interest to criminology researchers studying organized crime, corruption, money laundering and trafficking, as well as researchers from related fields, such as political science, economics, and international relations.

About the authors

Nicoletta Serenata is a Lecturer of Italian Studies at Auburn University in Alabama, with a research focus on the Italian mafia, also holding a Masters in Communication from University of Rome, Italy. Coming from southern Italy, she has been focusing her research interest in criminal organizations, in particular less studied Mafia organizations: the Sacra Corona Unita and the ’Ndrangheta.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Serenata, Nicoletta

    Pages 1-13

  • Mafia and Daily Life: The Evolution of Gender and Generational Relationships

    Siebert, Renate

    Pages 15-31

  • Origins and Development of the ’Ndrangheta

    Ciconte, Enzo

    Pages 33-50

  • ’Ndrangheta. Multilevel Criminal System of Power and Economic Accumulation

    Parini, Ercole Giap

    Pages 51-62

  • ’Ndrangheta Women in Contemporary Italy: Between Change and Continuity

    Ingrascì, Ombretta

    Pages 63-80

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Hardcover $129.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
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  • Due: November 4, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-38115-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The ’Ndrangheta and Sacra Corona Unita
Book Subtitle
The History, Organization and Operations of Two Unknown Mafia Groups
Editors
  • Nicoletta Serenata
Series Title
Studies of Organized Crime
Series Volume
12
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-04930-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-04930-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-04929-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-38115-2
Series ISSN
1571-5493
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 185
Number of Illustrations and Tables
11 b/w illustrations
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