skip navigation

PUBLICATIONS

Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the Virtual Library. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.

 

NCJ Number: 228703 Find in a Library
Title: Camorra Closely Observed
Journal: Global Crime  Volume:10  Issue:3  Dated:August 2009  Pages:262-266
Author(s): Federico Varese
Date Published: August 2009
Page Count: 5
Publisher: http://www.taylorandfrancis.com 
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: These published remarks discuss arrangements of mutual advantage between sectors of the local and national economy of Naples, Italy and the Camorra mafia.
Abstract: Instances of mutual advantage between the Camorra and the Neapolitan public include food distribution, where a managed monopoly keeps prices down. In the drug market, thousands of ordinary people put their savings in the drug market, where investments double in a few months, thus engaging the population in the drug trade. Failure to comply with these extra-legal forms of governance established by the Camorra can result in violence or death. To break the grip of the Camorra, small businesses must be able to rely on banks for funds, taxes must be low enough to reduce incentives to avoid them, and the legitimate labor market must be flexible enough to make local enterprise competitive. State regulations must be simple and the machinery of justice must be rapid and fair. Finally, law enforcement must be able to halt the Camorra's ability to kill and wreak havoc.
Main Term(s): Italy; Organized crime investigation
Index Term(s): Black market; Drug business; Economic influences; Law enforcement; Socioeconomic development; Underground economy; Violence causes
To cite this abstract, use the following link:
http://www.ncjrs.gov/App/publications/abstract.aspx?ID=250723

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.