Camorristi, Politicians, and Businessmen: The Transformation of Organized Crime in Post-War Naples

Camorristi, Politicians, and Businessmen: The Transformation of Organized Crime in Post-War Naples

by Felia Allum
     
 

ISBN-10: 1904350054

ISBN-13: 9781904350057

Pub. Date: 02/01/2005

Publisher: Maney Publishing

This work presents a detailed study of the political role of a criminal organization, the Neapolitan Camorra, in its historical context, that of Naples over the last fifty years. In Campania, until 1991, the population tacitly accepted the relationship between the Camorra and the local political elite (based on the exchange of votes for state contracts and

Overview

This work presents a detailed study of the political role of a criminal organization, the Neapolitan Camorra, in its historical context, that of Naples over the last fifty years. In Campania, until 1991, the population tacitly accepted the relationship between the Camorra and the local political elite (based on the exchange of votes for state contracts and protection), and because of the lack of reliable sources it could not seriously be studied by political scientists. In 1991, however, a law was passed which gave generous remission of sentences to criminals who wanted to cooperate with the police. Following this, many members of the Camorra revealed important aspects of the criminal, economic and political activities of their organization. This new information has permitted a re-examination of the Camorra and has provided material for the story to be told.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781904350057
Publisher:
Maney Publishing
Publication date:
02/01/2005
Series:
ITALIAN PERSPECTIVES (MANEY) Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.73(w) x 9.57(h) x 0.30(d)

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