Journal title SICUREZZA E SCIENZE SOCIALI
Author/s Vincenzo Scalia
Publishing Year 2022 Issue 2022/3 Language Italian
Pages 12 P. 185-196 File size 215 KB
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Mexican organized crime has drawn the attention both national and of inter-national public opinion. The repression of organized crime in Italy is one of the central issue of the political agenda. Around the repression of organized crime many institutional careers are built. What is organized crime? How did it start? How does it develop? Are there either differences or similarities between Italy and Mexico? The author starts from a critical analysis of different organized crime definitions to focus on the idea of organized crime as a network involving both politics and economics. His analysis revolves around the concepts of "legalized illegality" and illegalized legality", through which he develops the idea of organized crime as a social construction, that is a by-product of power conflicts within socie-ties. He tries to show the cruciality of the role of state in defining organized crime, and how the repression policies, focused on the external phenomena, make the problem worse and also bring about violations of human rights.
Keywords: Italy; Mexico; mafia; narco state.
Vincenzo Scalia, La criminalità organizzata in Italia e in Messico. Dalla costruzione sociale al contrasto: una comparazione in "SICUREZZA E SCIENZE SOCIALI" 3/2022, pp 185-196, DOI: 10.3280/SISS2022-003010