عنوان انگلیسی مقاله:
Constructing the mafia concept on the bench: The legal battles in the ‘Mafia Capitale’ case in Rome
ترجمه فارسی عنوان مقاله:
ساخت مفهوم مافیایی روی نیمکت: نبردهای حقوقی در پرونده "مافیای پایتخت" در رم
Sciencedirect - Elsevier - International Journal of Law Crime and Justice:, 58 (2019) 100-112: doi:10:1016/j:ijlcj:2019:04:002
The Italian Antimafia Operation ‘Mondo di Mezzo’ (the World in Between) has presented the
group called “Mafia Capitale” as a mafia-type group born and bred in Rome, with its own
mandate and reach into public administration and politics. A maxi-trial established that the
corruptive method employed by associates of Mafia Capitale, together with the entrepreneurial
nature of the group, were enough to qualify the group as a mafia-type criminal association within
the scope of article 416-bis of the Italian Penal Code.
Starting from considerations on legal constructivism, this paper compares juridical documents by
the Antimafia Prosecutors and the first degree Tribunal to explore the diversity of their legal arguments.
The paper will argue that considering systemic corruption as strategy of intimidation and
manifestation of mafia power in contemporary days is imperative to evolve the concept of mafia itself.
Keywords: Mafia | Organised crime | Legal constructivism | Italy