The main thesis of the essay is that the sociological definition of the Mafia is more stringent, more analytical, because of evident scientific duties: that of building models based on realities narrated from the inside and ascertained by the most advanced investigative techinques. The legal definition has instead a practical aim: striking down a phenomenon that had demonstrated over 120 years an extraordinary ability to avoid convictions by courts thanks to many forms of complicity

Defining the Mafia: Between Sociology and Law / F. dalla Chiesa (HART STUDIES IN EUROPEAN CRIMINAL LAW). - In: Redefining Organised Crime : a challenge for the European Union? / [a cura di] S. Carnevale, S. Forlati, O. Giolo. - Prima edizione. - Oxford : Hart, 2017. - ISBN 9781509904709. - pp. 225-249

Defining the Mafia: Between Sociology and Law

F. dalla Chiesa
2017

Abstract

The main thesis of the essay is that the sociological definition of the Mafia is more stringent, more analytical, because of evident scientific duties: that of building models based on realities narrated from the inside and ascertained by the most advanced investigative techinques. The legal definition has instead a practical aim: striking down a phenomenon that had demonstrated over 120 years an extraordinary ability to avoid convictions by courts thanks to many forms of complicity
Mafia Model; Law; Sociology; Relationship; Plural; Definition
Settore SPS/07 - Sociologia Generale
Settore SPS/09 - Sociologia dei Processi economici e del Lavoro
Settore SPS/12 - Sociologia Giuridica, della Devianza e Mutamento Sociale
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