Stories about mafias are often driven by ethnic stereotypes.
Working abroad can be a profitable option for members of criminal groups.
Italy saw 1,191 attacks on politicians from 2013 to 2015. A new study reveals, for the first time, the destructive effect this strategic political violence has on the nation's political life.
In the region of Liguria, and the city of Genoa itself, Calabrian mafia clans have been infiltrating construction projects for decades.
There are plenty of examples of strong women in the top echelons of organised crime – they don't seem to be there in McMafia.
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.
The criminal underworld of the BBC drama McMafia is full of glitz and glamour. In Britain, organised crime is far closer to home.
The Godfather effect: how higher levels of education helped Italian mobsters earn more money and live in wealthier neighbourhoods.
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 ’Ndrangheta mafia families, the inter-generational links go deep.
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.
Lucky Luciano, Al Capone and FDR walk into a Democratic convention...
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.
Australian scholars have almost universally downplayed evidence for the ‘Ndrangheta’s existence or significance, or avoided the topic altogether.
The Mafia's reported promise of protection from Islamic State might seem like an offer you can't refuse. Wrong.
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.
What actually is the mafia? How does it operate? And what kind of criminal threat does it pose, in Australia and around the world?