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Victoria Police had reportedly warned Joseph Acquaro, who was gunned down in Brunswick this week, that he was a target of mafia groups. AAP/Mal Fairclough

Acquaro murder: what is the mafia and where does it operate?

Exactly what role does the mafia play in organised crime? And should Australian law enforcement agencies reassess their priorities?
A simpler time. Martin Lev plays Dandy Dan in Bugsy Malone with ammunition at the ready. alanparker.com/National Films Trustee Corp/David Appleby

How organised crime in the UK has evolved beyond the mafia model

Gangs of career criminals in Britain look very different to the stories told by Scorcese or Coppola. They are fluid, multi-cultural and recent research sheds new light on how they use the dirty money.

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