Mafia and Mafia-type organizations in Italy

Umberto Santino Mafia and Mafia-type organizations in Italy Introduction: the Sicilian Mafia as a local and transnational criminality and the proliferation of the Mafia-type organizations The term “Mafia”, first used only to define a Sicilian phenomenon, is now used to describe any organized criminal group and it is certainly one of the words in the…

From the mafia to transnational crime

UMBERTO SANTINO From the mafia to transnational crime The Sicilian mafia: from vagueness to the paradigm of complexity Although the world ‘mafia’ has been too often characterised by a strong degree of vagueness, so much so as to be used for any form of crime and excessive power, assuming on television the features of the…

Sulla cattura di Provenzano

Umberto Santino Sulla cattura di Provenzano L’incubo, la farsa e lo stereotipo Con la cattura di Provenzano è finito un incubo (quello del supercapomafia onnipotente, al centro di tutte le trame criminali del nostro tempo), è finita la farsa (quella della “primula rossa” inafferrabile, nonostante fosse, come tutti pensavano e dicevano, a due passi da…

What is the Centre

What is the Centre Founded by Umberto Santino in 1977, the Sicilian Centre of Documentation was the first study centre on the Mafia in Italy. The name of Giuseppe Impastato, a new left activist murdered by the Mafia on 9 May 1978, was soon added to its masthead. The Centre’s purpose is to develop awareness…