Chiese e mafia,

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[automatically translated] The study of the criminal organizations of the mafia type offers the researcher a constant rather unique: religion as a tool that provides legitimacy and unity, offering alleged motives to crime and relieving the fears and anxieties of each to their own individual destiny, especially where it is most strict the bond of secrecy and confidentiality, where the higher the risk to their safety; if, in short, it is a need for greater cohesion among the members and a stronger unconditional motivation in adhering to the criminal syndicate. Religion is, therefore, an indispensable ingredient, present - subject to the necessary differences - in all criminal organizations of the Mafia.
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)XXIX-XXXI
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2004

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