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Recent Anti-Mafi a Strategies: The Italian Experience

  • Antonio La Spina
Part of the Studies in Organized Crime book series (SOOC, volume 7)

We often tend to think of criminal policies as essentially repressive. At first sight this assumption seems to apply straightforwardly in the case of policies against organized crime, especially those targeted at mafia type organizations. However, experience shows that these criminal organizations can be fought successfully also by means of measures which are not in themselves repressive, albeit they aim to favour repression in the last resort. Rather than “alternative,” I prefer to call such indirect strategies to fight organized crime “complementary” to repressive measures, in the sense that the latter are always required, but can be more effective if they are complemented by indirect means.

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Civil Society Organize Crime Police Force Money Laundering Criminal Organization 
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