Many governments can't afford to offer the sort of economic stimulus we've seen in the west, and organised crime is only too happy to fill the gap.
Italian filmmakers are starting to take a page from their American counterparts.
Police should take a wider view to join the dots that link the networks behind slavery and drugs.
Hoffa's ghost continues to haunt the labor movement.
Suggestions that the Camorra has been usurped are exaggerated.
High-profile cases of corruption, ticket touting and match fixing have led Italians to lose faith in the beautiful game.
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...