The Camorra and protection rackets: the cost to business

Giovanni Frazzica, Attilio Scaglione, Maurizio Lisciandra, Valentina Punzo

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Based on the observations from the judicial and investigative evidence provided by prosecutors in Camorra areas in Italy, this investigation provides an estimate of the economic impact of extortion racket to businesses. In particular, the estimates refer to the total and average withdrawal of monetary amounts from the businesses victimised by Camorra clans. Further insights are provided in terms of economic activities mostly victimised, and specifically the construction sector, which is subject to a different type of extortion racket.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)48-59
Number of pages12
JournalGlobal Crime
Publication statusPublished - 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Political Science and International Relations
  • Law


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