Federal and state RICO charges, which target racketeering, have been applied to a wide range of crimes committed by politicians and business people over the past few decades.
Mafia groups don’t just cause harm through violence, they can erode the principles that make a democracy function.
The Oscar-winning film sketches out the broad themes of Berluconist hedonism, all against the backdrop of the decline of ideologies that shaped 20th-century Italy.
As violent attacks against gay people continue to increase in the US, Black transwomen face ongoing battles against discrimination in the workplace and over receiving health care.
The stories of women who escape the mafia need to be told but we also need to learn more about the women who stay and reinforce the structures of crime families.
The book shows how parts of South Africa now fester with organised crime.
South Africans are actively challenging the criminalisation of the state. Many of the revelations about fraud, corruption and nepotism come from principled whistle-blowers within the state.
Organised crime gangs appear to have realised that committing fewer murders enables them to fly under the radar more easily.
The mafia boss is the last known face of the Cosa Nostra crime syndicate. But his capture represents the end of an era, not the end of the mafia in Sicily.
In contrast to their depiction in most mafia films, women are an integral part of these groups with their own criminal knowledge and capacity for violence
A flurry of recent reporting on the ‘ndrangheta may give the impression their activity in Australia is relatively new. In truth, the ‘ndrangheta has been in Australian society for a century.
Letizia Battaglia’s images of Mafia bloodshed made it impossible for people to turn a blind eye to the criminal outfit’s reign of terror.
Considered one of the greatest films of all time, Francis Ford Coppola’s sweeping epic is back on the big screen for its big birthday.
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.