Papers & Abstracts

2nd General Conference, ECPR Standing Group on Organised Crime, University of Bath 2017

Friday 7 July 12.15-13.45

Parallel Sessions I (Panels 1-3)

Panel 1: Researching and Defining Organised crime 3WN 2.1

Panos Kostakos, University of Oulu, Finland, “Researching organised crime in the living lab”

Lisa Potter, Northumbria University, “The case for more ethnographic research on illicit markets with the criminal’s perspective” | PDF

Maria Giuditta Borselli, John Cabot University, Rome, “Methodology in Research on Organized Crime”

Anita Lavorgna, University of Southampton, “Cyber-organised crime: problems with and beyond definitions”

Chair: Chris Bowkett, University of Bath

Discussant: Isabella Clough Marinaro, John Cabot University

 

Panel 2: Organised crime in Eastern Europe 1W 2.104

Stoycho P. Stoychev, Sofia University, “Female Prostitution in Bulgaria: Recent Trends and Risks”

Bill Tupman, University of Exeter, “Post-Soviet Organised Crime: known unknowns and unknown unknowns”

Svetlana Stephenson, London Met University, “Organised crime and the development of capitalism in Russia” | PDF

Chair: Howard White, University of Bath

Discussant: Paul Goode, University of Bath

 

Panel 3: Italian mafias 1W 2.01

Anna Sergi, University of Essex, “Migrating ‘ndrangheta and the paradigms of cultural policing of mafia-type organised crime cross borders”

Luciano Brancaccio, University of Naples Federico II, “Smugglers, traffickers and entrepreneurs. Genesis and reproduction of Camorra groups” | PDF

Paolo Canonico, Stefano Consiglio, Ernest DeNito & Gianluigi Mangia, Università degli Studi di Catanzaro Magna Græcia, “Being an entrepreneur in a mafia context: practices from the field” | PDF

Chair: Juliette Scott, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies

Discussant: Felia Allum, University of Bath

 

Friday 7 July 16.45-18.15

Parallel Sessions II (Panels 4-6)

Panel 4: Networks, guns, extortion and money: the essence of oc 3WN 2.1

Sanaz Zolghadriha, UCL, “Do birds of a feather flock together?”

David Pérez Esparza, UCL, “How Many Illegal Firearms are in Mexico?”

Patricio Estevez-Soto, UCL, “Extortion in Mexico: Myth and Reality”

Florian Hetzel, UCL, “Money Laundering: The Logistical Requirements of Illegal Assets”

Chair: Anita Lavorgna, University of Southampton

Discussant: Anna Sergi, University of Essex

 

Panel 5: Rome Open City 1W 2.104

Isabella Clough Marinaro & Maria Giuditta Borselli, John Cabot University, “Criminal Mobilities: Camorra Expansion and Rootedness in Rome”

Ilaria Meli, La Sapienza University of Rome, “The Casamonica clan. Structure and entrenched model of a local mafia in Rome”

Chair: Rossella Merlino, Bangor University

Discussant: Andrea Meccia, University of Cassino

 

Panel 6: OC and culture 3WN 3.7

Gianmaria Pessina & Patrizio Lodetti, University of Milan, “Challenging Mafia territorial power. Operate among market and culture to sanction Cosa nostra, a case study on Addiopizzo” | PDF

Chris Bowkett, University of Bath, “Camorra Culture and Cultural fight against Camorra”

Luca Palermo, Università degli Studi della Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, “Beyond the wall: street art against camorra in Campania” | PDF

Chair: Magda Maszczynska, Anglia Ruskin University

Discussant: Sveltana Stephenson, London Met University, London

 

Saturday 8 July 9.00-10.30

Parallel Sessions III (Panels 7-9)

Panel 7: People smuggling and human trafficking 3WN 2.1

Jara Cuadrado, Instituto Universitario Gutiérrez Mellado (Defense Ministry) & Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, “Human trafficking: West Africa as a region of origin, crossing and destination” | PDF

Anna Paus, University of Milan, “Dissecting the role of organised crime groups in illegal immigration as basis for developing effective preventative measures” | PDF

Shahrzad Fouladvand, University of Sussex, “Nexus between Corruption and Human Trafficking”

Giacomo Orsini & Anna Sergi, University of Essex, “Informality and Grey Areas in a EU borderland, Migrants detention, mafia interests and glocal governance in Lampedusa”

Chair: Panos Kostakos, University of Oulu

Discussant: Anita Lavorgna, University of Southampton

 

Panel 8: Organised crime in Mexico 1W 2.104

Otto Salvador Vázquez Huerta, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, “Public Perception of drug trafficking in Mexico: Stigma and Social Class”

Diorella Islas, University of Bath, “Mexico and the violence from the War on Drugs: was it there before, or is it the governments fault?”

Oriana Quaglietta, University of Essex, “The War on Drugs in Mexico: Women negotiating access and involvement in Mexican drug cartels” | PDF

Chair: Isabella Clough Marinaro, John Cabot University

Discussant: Juan Pablo Ferraro, University of Bath

 

Panel 9: The fight against OC 3WN 3.7

Juilette Scott, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, “The Pivotal Role of Legal Translation Practitioners in the Fight Against Cross-Border Organised Crime” | PDF

Mario Portanuova, Il Fatto Quotidiano, “European Union legal framework and cooperation among member States in the fight against mafia and organised crime”

Tamás Bezsenyi & Noémi Katona, Humbolt University and Eötvös Lorand Science University, “The role of asset recovery in combatting organized crime”

Chair: Felia Allum, University of Bath

Discussant: Antonio La Spina, LUISS, Political Science Department, Rome

 

Saturday 8 July 14.00-15.30

Parallel Sessions IV (Panels 10-13)

Panel 10: OC, the State and illicit flows 1W 2.104

Dashrath Kurli, Scuola Superiore St Anna, “State Building Practices on the Cocaine Coast”

Tim Hall, University of Winchester, “Against the Flow: Unpacking Official Discourses of Illicit Mobility” | PDF

Catalina Uribe Burcher, Programme Officer, Democracy, Conflict and Security, “Organized crime’s engagement in democratic politics: Identifying strategies for prevention and mitigation” | PDF

Chair: Chris Bowkett, University of Bath

Discussant: Diorella Islas, University of Bath

 

Panel 11: Control Policies 3WN 2.1

Michael Woodiwiss, University of West of England, “Double Crossed: The Failure of Organized Crime Control”

Magda Maszczynska, Anglia Ruskin University, “Understanding transnational organised crime via different opportunity theories. Can application of environmental criminology approaches to the concept of organised crime improve our understanding of the phenomenon and aid the prevention approaches?”

Xavier L’Hoiry & Nikki D’Souza, University of Sheffield, Durham Police, “Restorative Approaches and Organised Crime”

Antonio La Spina, LUISS, Political Science Department, Rome, “Crooked networks as organized crime: definitions, research strategies and policy instruments” | PDF

Chair: Isabella Clough Marinaro, John Cabot University

Discussant: Dwight Smith, City University of New York

 

Panel 12: Criminal mobility 1W 2.01

Joselle Dagnes, Davide Donatiello, Rocco Sciarrone & Luca Storti, University of Turin, Italy, “Italian mafias in Switzerland: territorial settlement and financial infiltration” | PDF

Joselle Dagnes, Davide Donatiello, Rocco Sciarrone & Luca Storti, University of Turin, Italy, “Italian mafias in France: fugitives, illegal trafficking, and investments in the legal economy” | PDF

Luca Storti, Joselle Dagnes, Davide Donatiello & Rocco Sciarrone, University of Turin, “Moving to Germany: the kaleidoscopic presence of the Italian mafia in Germany” | PDF

Chair: Felia Allum, University of Bath

Discussant: Claudio Petruziello, Guardia della Finanza, London

 

Panel 13: Organised crime in the UK 3WN 3.7

Mohammed Rahman, University of Birmingham, “Ride to Die: Understanding Masculine Honour and Collective Identity in the Motorcycle Underworld”

Tony Lock, researcher, “What do we do when Mafias succeed?  A Radical Response to the Changing Anatomy of Serious and Organised Crime in London and the South East” | PDF

Michael Skidmore, Police Foundation, London, “Organised crime and the adult sex market in the UK”

Chair: Juliette Scott, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies

Discussant: Stan Gilmour, Thames Valley Police

 

Saturday 8 July 15.45-17.15

Parallel Sessions V (Panels 14-16)

Panel 14: Redefining “culture” in mafia-type organised crime: representation, approaches and methods 3WN 2.1

Abele Longo, Middlesex University, “The Mafia and the Church in Daniele Ciprì and Franco Maresco’s Cinema” | PDF

Andrea Meccia, Università di Cassino, “From Piovra to Gomorrah. The new media and political metaphors for Italian mafias”| PDF

Rossella Merlino, Bangor University, “Approaching mafia culture beyond “culturalism”: a case study analysis on religious language in mafia communication” | PDF

Chair: Panos Kostakos, University of Oulu

Discussant: Chris Bowlett, University of Bath

 

Panel 15: Local manifestations of OC 3WN 3.7

Peter Klerks, Police Academy of The Netherlands, Dutch Public Prosecutor’s Office, “Exploring social, cultural and historic aspects of endemic organized crime in the southern Dutch province of Noord-Brabant”

Tommaso Giuriati, l’Université de Corse « Pasquale Paoli, “Judging the Marseille Mob: the detection of cliques between the construction of ethnical culture and appeals to moral panic”

Giacomo Di Gennaro, Naples University, Italy, “Extortion activities in the legal and illegal markets. Beyond the mafia protection” | PDF

Discussant: Isabella Clough Marinaro, John Cabot University

Chair: Felia Allum, University of Bath

 

Panel 16: Drug Trafficking: the kaleidoscope of problems 1W 2.104

Frank Casas Sulca, Nicolas Zevallos Trigoso, Mariana Ramirez Bustamante, University of Perú, “Violence organization in order to control the illicit markets: the historical linkage between Shining Path and the cocaine market in Peru (1985 – 2016)” | PDF

Nicolas Zevallos Trigoso, Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru, “The illicit supply chain of Peruvian cocaine: modeling and discussion of the cocaine market” | PDF

Diorella Islas, University of Bath, “Drug trafficking and the UN”

Discussant/chair: Michael Woodiwiss, University of West of England