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Ernesto U. Savona
Savona Ernesto U. & Calderoni Francesco (a cura di). 2015. Criminal Markets and Mafia Proceeds. New York: Routledge
This book estimates the proceeds of crime and mafia revenues for different criminal markets such as sexual exploitation, drugs, illicit cigarettes, loan sharking, extortion racketeering, counterfeiting, illicit firearms, illegal gambling and illicit waste management. It is the first time that scholars have adopted detailed methodologies to ensure the highest reliability and validity of the estimation. Overall, estimated proceeds of crime amount to € 22.8 billion: 1.5% of the Italian GDP. Of this, up to € 10.7 billion (0.7 of the GDP) may be attributable to the Italian mafias. These figures are considerably lower than the ones most frequently circulated on the news, without any details about their methodology, which were defined by a UN study as “gross overestimates”. Far from underestimating criminal revenues, the results of this study bring the issue of the proceeds of crime to an empirically-based debate, providing support for improved future estimates and more effective policies.
The volume’s contributions were inspired by a project awarded by the Italian Ministry of Interior to Transcrime, which produced the first report on mafia investments (www.investimentioc.it).
This book was originally published as a special issue of Global Crime.
THIRTY-SEVENTH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON ECONOMIC CRIME – Professor Savona speaks on “Transparency an effective tool in fighting crime?” at Jesus College.
SUMMER LAW SCHOOL ON TRANSNATIONAL ORGANIZED CRIME (ELSA) – Prof. Savona presents a report on UN Convention on Transnational Organized Crime at Università di Napoli Federico II.
UNODC MACRO/Expert group – Prof. Savona gives a report on “From Mexico to Balkans: framing data collection on organized crime”.
EUROPEAN COMMISSION – Prof. Savona participates in the meeting of national anti-corruption experts.
12th EU EXPERIENCE SHARING PROGRAMME WORKSHOP – Professor Savona presents a paper on “Assessing the risks of infiltration of Organised Crime in the legitimate economy: tools and remedies in the procurement sector”.
ILLICIT NETWORKS WORKSHOP – Professor Francesco Calderoni presents the Agent Based Model of the Proton project on the recruitment of organized crime.
Prof. Savona and Prof. Francesco Calderoni participate in the presenting conference of the preliminary results of PROTON in Palermo.
Marco Dugato discusses about measuring transnational organised crime at international workshop on Global Justice: Some Key Issue Areas and Policy Concerns.
On the occasion of Stockholm Criminology Symposium, Prof. Savona speaks of reducing opportunities for organized crime: from crime proofing (supply) to recruitment processes (demand).
On the occasion of the first International Conference on Crime Risk Analysis, Marco Dugato shows some examples of the application of RTM in Italy.
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