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If London Cries, Rome Does Not Laugh: the Inefficient Strategy to Counter Organised Crime in the uk and the Weaknesses of an Established Anti Mafia Legislation in Italy

Anna Sergi, from the University of Essex, made a contribution to the 2012 Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology, in the category “Crime Prevention,” under the title “If London Cries, Rome Does Not Laugh: the Inefficient Strategy to Counter Organised Crime in the uk and the Weaknesses of an Established Anti Mafia Legislation in Italy”. Here is the abstract: This paper analyses the status quo of the law both in Italy and in the UK in terms of organised crime in order to argue that the British strategy to fight organised crime is inadequate for a number of reasons. The paper eventually aims at analysing the UK scenario through the lenses of the Italian Anti- Mafia legislation with the purpose to spot the weaknesses of the British system and to suggest improvements to effectively counteract the penetration of organised criminal networks in the country. Finally, the paper will advance some elements of critics of the Italian Anti-mafia legislation in order to maintain how even in Italy, the country which is recognised around the world for its winning and powerful anti-mafia legislation, there are problems and outdated policies which hinder the efficiency of the criminal justice system against organised crime.

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  • “If London Cries, Rome Does Not Laugh: the Inefficient Strategy to Counter Organised Crime in the uk and the Weaknesses of an Established Anti Mafia Legislation in Italy”, by Anna Sergi (Proceedings)

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