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Dr Amber Phillips: ‘Giving confiscated mafia assets back to the community is enormously powerful’ (2022)
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Phillips, A. (2022). Dr Amber Phillips: ‘Giving confiscated mafia assets back to the community is enormously powerful’

In the latest in a series of interviews with leading figures involved in the research and investigation of organised crime, Policing Insight’s Chris Allen spoke to Dr Amber Phillips, Senior Lecturer in Criminology at the University of the West of Eng... Read More about Dr Amber Phillips: ‘Giving confiscated mafia assets back to the community is enormously powerful’.

'Old Mafia' and 'New Mafia' in the Novels of Saverio Strati, 1957–1977 (2020)
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Phillips, A. (2020). 'Old Mafia' and 'New Mafia' in the Novels of Saverio Strati, 1957–1977. New Readings, 17(2), 70-90. https://doi.org/10.18573/newreadings.115

Despite being recognised as Italy’s most powerful mafia, Calabria’s ’ndrangheta has long been dwarfed by its Sicilian and Neapolitan cousins in terms of cultural representations. Such representations, however, though frequently overlooked and ignored... Read More about 'Old Mafia' and 'New Mafia' in the Novels of Saverio Strati, 1957–1977.

Corrado Alvaro and the Calabrian mafia: A critical case study of the use of literary and journalistic texts in research on Italian organized crime (2016)
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Phillips, A. (2017). Corrado Alvaro and the Calabrian mafia: A critical case study of the use of literary and journalistic texts in research on Italian organized crime. Trends in Organized Crime, 20(1-2), 179-195. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12117-016-9285-0

The Calabrian mafia, or ‘Ndrangheta, is a hugely powerful international crime syndicate, with origins that can be traced back to the late nineteenth century. By far the least studied of Italy’s ‘big three’ mafias, socio-historical research on the ear... Read More about Corrado Alvaro and the Calabrian mafia: A critical case study of the use of literary and journalistic texts in research on Italian organized crime.