The Mafia Boss Yesterday and Today: Psychological Characteristics and Research Data

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Abstract

This article describes Cosa Nostra bosses’ psychological characteristics startingfrom research data collected over almost twenty years (1994–2013). Through theuse of fragments of interviews to justice collaborators and their wives, children,and sisters-in-law, we analyze the boss’ role and relational context. This articlealso reports the results of a recent research on the relationship between boss andwhite-collar workers, carried out through the analysis of environmental tappingrecorded at a famous Sicilian Mafia boss’ house: Giuseppe Guttadauro. Thisresearch highlights the psychological diversity the relationship between bossand white-collar worker is based on. The analysis of environmental tappingtranscriptions has also allowed discovery of the main relational modalities usedby the boss and white-collar worker in their conversations.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)137-152
Number of pages16
JournalWORLD FUTURES
Volume71
Publication statusPublished - 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Philosophy

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