There are plenty of examples of strong women in the top echelons of organised crime – they don't seem to be there in McMafia.
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When it was discovered that citrus fruits could be used to treat scurvy, suddenly Sicilian lemons were very valuable. Enter the mafia.
An expert in criminology explains why you shouldn't believe everything you see on TV – organised crime is still a very British problem.
A glitzy way to do organised crime.
The criminal underworld of the BBC drama McMafia is full of glitz and glamour. In Britain, organised crime is far closer to home.
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The Godfather effect: how higher levels of education helped Italian mobsters earn more money and live in wealthier neighbourhoods.
A mock-up funeral poster lists Riina’s victims.
The former 'boss of all bosses' has died aged 87 while serving 26 life sentences.
To better understand and bring under control the new planetary flows that humanity has unleashed, we need to mobilize all the legal resources at your disposal.
In southern Italy, judges are trying to ‘save’ children from a life in the mafia.
In ’Ndrangheta mafia families, the inter-generational links go deep.
A gang-related shooting in Naples.
Police and the courts have locked up some of Europe's most notorious mob bosses – but the next generation of would-be kingpins are even worse.
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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.
Exactly what role does the mafia play in organised crime? And should Australian law enforcement agencies reassess their priorities?
If most of your knowledge about the mafia comes from The Godfather, you should probably read this.
Much about the ‘Ndrangheta’s history and current operations in Australia remains shrouded in mystery.
Australian scholars have almost universally downplayed evidence for the ‘Ndrangheta’s existence or significance, or avoided the topic altogether.
Seriously? This guy?
The Mafia's reported promise of protection from Islamic State might seem like an offer you can't refuse. Wrong.
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Italian law is very clear on what constitutes a mafia-type organisation. But that definition could change if prosecutors in a high-profile case have their way.
The tentacles of the Calabrian ‘Ndrangheta have spread from this Italian town, San Luca, to all across the world.
What actually is the mafia? How does it operate? And what kind of criminal threat does it pose, in Australia and around the world?
A simpler time. Martin Lev plays Dandy Dan in Bugsy Malone with ammunition at the ready.
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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.
Most wanted: James ‘Whitey’ Bulger.
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October 7 this year will see the launch of the National Crime Agency (NCA). According to a white paper presented to parliament by Theresa May, the NCA will be responsible for co-ordinating the fight against…