Where are the Italian Mafias in Italy and Abroad?

28 May 2019



Where are the Italian mafias in Italy and abroad?

Speaker: Associate Professor Francesco Calderoni, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Milan, Italy)

Where are the Italian mafias? Which Italian regions have a higher mafia presence? And which countries in the world are more affected by the presence of Italian organized crime? This presentation will discuss the movement of the Italian mafias from the territories of origin in the South of Italy to other Italian regions and countries of the world. It will present attempts to measure and analyse the presence of the mafias and discuss the implications for research (why criminal groups move? what do they do in the host territories?) as well as ideas for policies preventing and tackling the mafias in new territories (what may countries do to effectively prevent the activities of the mafias in their territory?).

About the speaker:

Francesco Calderoni is an Associate Professor of Criminology at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Milan, Italy), where he coordinates the Master degree in Public Policy, major in Policies for Security and the International Ph.D. in Criminology. Since 2005 he has been a researcher at Transcrime, the Joint research centre on transnational crime which has coordinated several national and international research projects funded, among others, by the Italian Ministry of Interior, the European Commission, and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. His research interests focus on organized crime and the mafias, illicit markets, and policies addressing organized crime.

CPD Points: 1


This event is co-hosted by the Sydney Institute of Criminology (University of Sydney) and the Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC). This event has been made possible by the sponsorship of the AIC's Serious and Organised Crime Research Laboratory.


Time: 6.00-7.15pm (registration & refreshments from 5.30pm, light refreshments following at 7.15pm)

Location: Common Room, Level 4, New Law Building (F10), Eastern Avenue, Camperdown, University of Sydney

Cost: Complimentary, however registration is essential.

Contact: Professional Learning & Community Engagement

Phone: 02 9351 0429

Email: 040a321f1d010e3c2d200b474f2f142633660c0802660c3a