Measuring the presence of organized crime across Italian provinces: a sensitivity analysis

Giovanni Bernardo, Mehmet Pinar, Irene Brunetti, Thanasis Stengos

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Abstract

The existing literature identifies different indicators to construct organized crime indices and places equal importance to different concepts of organized crime. This paper examines the sensitivity of organized crime across Italian provinces when different set of indicators and weights are used to combine crime indicators. Our findings suggest that there is a remarkable variation in the distribution of organized crime across Italian provinces based on the choice of indicators and the importance given to different crime indicators. It is also found that the relationship of organized crime with socioeconomic and political factors varies depending on the normative choices made in the construction of an organized crime index.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages65
JournalEuropean Journal of Law and Economics
Publication statusPublished - 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Business and International Management
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Law

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