Organised Crime in Europe and the Mafia Method

  • Vincenzo Ruggiero


This paper compares some findings relating to organised crime in Europe as presented by international agencies with findings obtained by national independent researchers in a number of countries. The comparison will help highlight the dilemmas, the controversies and the vexed questions that still adumbrate our understanding of organised crime, while it will pave the way for a tentative classification that can clarify, at least partially, the contours of the subject matter.

How to Cite
Ruggiero, V. (2015). Organised Crime in Europe and the Mafia Method. European Law Enforcement Research Bulletin, (13), 19-25. Retrieved from