Stefano Padovano

Organized Crime, Mafia and Drug Market in the Italian Province of Imperia

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The research aimed to develop a survey of socio-criminological type in a social context apparently marked by a medium-low intensity of criminal infiltration, compared to the Italian territories in which it originated. It was intended to expose an overall picture of the impact that the illegal marketing of drugs produced in the Imperia province. The survey has used the research methodology consists essentially of the qualitative survey techniques such as participant observation (inevitably "blanket"), free and semi-structured interviews, without neglecting the reading of documentary sources and enhancing everything that happened during the "drop-down on the field": the conversations between players, more or less aware of the Ligurian crime scene and the point of view of some key informants.

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