The Italian Mafia Essay by Master Researcher

The Italian Mafia
A sociological over-view of the Italian mafia.
# 90929 | 2,475 words | 8 sources | 2006 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2006 in Criminology (Organized Crime Studies) , Sociology (General) , Criminology (General)

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This paper discusses how there are few organizations and arguably no criminal syndicates that have captured the imagination of the general public the way the Italian Mafia has. The paper explores the sociology of this notorious criminal organization by looking briefly at its history, its peculiar organizational structure, its even more peculiar culture, and some of the key layers who made the Mafia an endless source of interest and intrigue for millions the world over.

From the Paper:

" In the final analysis, the most striking thing about the Mob is how it applied (and continues to apply) a ruthless brutality to what was and is, in many respects, a sophisticated and highly modernized structure. With that in mind, it is to a discussion of this important topic that we now turn. "

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