Gomorrah

A Personal Journey into the Violent International Empire of Naples' Organized Crime System

Author: Roberto Saviano

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9781429955386

Category: True Crime

Page: 320

View: 6331

A groundbreaking major bestseller in Italy, Gomorrah is Roberto Saviano's gripping nonfiction account of the decline of Naples under the rule of the Camorra, an organized crime network with a large international reach and stakes in construction, high fashion, illicit drugs, and toxic-waste disposal. Known by insiders as "the System," the Camorra affects cities and villages along the Neapolitan coast, and is the deciding factor in why Campania, for instance, has the highest murder rate in all of Europe and whycancer levels there have skyrocketed in recent years. Saviano tells of huge cargoes of Chinese goods that are shipped to Naples and then quickly distributed unchecked across Europe. He investigates the Camorra's control of thousands of Chinese factories contracted to manufacture fashion goods, legally and illegally, for distribution around the world, and relates the chilling details of how the abusive handling of toxic waste is causing devastating pollution not only for Naples but also China and Somalia. In pursuit of his subject, Saviano worked as an assistant at a Chinese textile manufacturer, a waiter at a Camorra wedding, and on a construction site. A native of the region, he recalls seeing his first murder at the age of fourteen, and how his own father, a doctor, suffered a brutal beating for trying to aid an eighteen-year-old victim who had been left for dead in the street. Gomorrah is a bold and important work of investigative writing that holds global significance, one heroic young man's impassioned story of a place under the rule of a murderous organization.

ZeroZeroZero

Wie Kokain die Welt beherrscht

Author: Roberto Saviano

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446245782

Category: Political Science

Page: 480

View: 6144

Sieben Jahre nach dem Welterfolg von "Gomorrha" legt Roberto Saviano nun eine bahnbrechende Reportage über Kokain vor. Millionen Menschen sind abhängig von der Droge, weltweit und quer durch alle Gesellschaftsschichten. Allein in Deutschland liegen die Zahlen bei knapp einer Million. Die geheimen Geldströme, die das "weiße Erdöl" entfesselt, destabilisieren mittlerweile ganze Wirtschaftssysteme. Saviano, der Zugang zu den brisantesten Quellen hat, lässt die unterschiedlichsten Betroffenen zu Wort kommen: den Pusher, den infiltrierten Agenten, die Schönheitskönigin, den Broker. Ein alarmierendes Buch von grandioser Wucht, das zum ersten Mal das Phänomen in seiner ganzen Breite aufzeigt und einen Appell an die Öffentlichkeit richtet – weil Kokain uns alle angeht.

ZeroZeroZero

Look at Cocaine and All You See Is Powder. Look Through Cocaine and You See the World.

Author: Roberto Saviano

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101614838

Category: True Crime

Page: 416

View: 7224

“Zero zero zero” flour is the finest, whitest available. “Zero zero zero” is also the nickname among narcotraffickers for the purest, highest quality cocaine on the market. And it is the title of Roberto Saviano’s unforgettable exploration of how the cocaine trade knits the world into its dark economy and imposes its own vicious rules and moral codes on its armies and, through them, on us all. Saviano’s Gomorrah, his explosive account of the Neapolitan mob, the Camorra, was a worldwide publishing sensation. It struck such a nerve with the Camorra that Saviano has lived with twenty-four hour police protection in the shadow of death threats for more than seven years. During this time he has become intimate with law enforcement agencies around the world. Saviano has broadened his perspective to take in the entire global “corporate” entity that is the drug trade in cooperation with law enforcement officials, who have fed him information and sources and used him to guide their own thinking and tactics. Saviano has used this extraordinary access to feed his own groundbreaking reportage. The result is a truly amazing and harrowing synthesis of intimate literary narrative and geopolitical analysis of one of the most powerful dark forces in the global economy. In Zero Zero Zero, Saviano tracks the shift in the cocaine trade’s axis of power, from Colombia to Mexico, and relates how the Latin American cartels and gangs have forged alliances, first with the Italian crime syndicates, then with the Russians, Africans, and others. On the one hand, he charts an astonishing increase in sophistication and diversification as these criminal entities diversify into many other products and markets. On the other, he reveals the threat of violence to protect and extend power and how the nature of the violence has grown steadily more appalling. Saviano is a journalist of rare courage and a thinker of impressive intellectual depth and moral imagination, able to see the connections between far-flung phenomena and bind them into a single epic story. Most drug-war narratives feel safely removed from our own lives; Saviano offers no such comfort. As heart racing as it is heady, Zero Zero Zero is a fusion of a variety of disparate genres into a brilliant new form that can only be called Savianoesque.

Film Piracy, Organized Crime, and Terrorism

Author: Gregory F Treverton,Carl Matthies,Karla J Cunningham,Jeremiah Gouka,Greg Ridgeway

Publisher: Rand Corporation

ISBN: 0833046748

Category: Political Science

Page: 180

View: 7334

A study of the involvement of organized-crime and terrorist groups in product counterfeiting. Case studies of film piracy illustrate the problem of criminal--and perhaps terrorist--groups using this new high-payoff, low-risk way to fund their activities. Cooperation among law enforcement and governments worldwide is needed to combat intellectual-property theft, which threatens the global information economy, public safety, and national security.

In Search of Elena Ferrante

Author: Karen Bojar

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 147667468X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 216

View: 883

"Elena Ferrante is best known for her Neapolitan novels. This study analyzes the integration of political themes and feminist theory in Ferrante's works, including men's entrapment in a sexist script written for them. Her decision to write under a pseudonym is examined, along with speculation that translator Anita Raja and her husband are coauthors of Ferrante's books"--

Organized Crime

From the Mob to Transnational Organized Crime

Author: Jay S. Albanese

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317522109

Category: Social Science

Page: 392

View: 5320

Organized Crime: From the Mob to Transnational Organized Crime, Seventh Edition, provides readers with a clear understanding of organized crime, including its definition and causes, how it is categorized under the law, models to explain its persistence, and the criminal justice response to organized crime, including investigation, prosecution, defense, and sentencing. This book offers a comprehensive survey, including an extensive history of the Mafia in the United States; a legal analysis of the offenses that underlie organized crimes; specific attention to modern manifestations of organized crime activity, such as human smuggling, Internet crimes, and other transnational criminal operations; and the application of ethics to the study of organized crime. A new section has been added on threat assessment in organized crime. Chapters are enhanced by updated photos, tables, charts, and critical thinking exercises that help students apply concepts to actual organized crime cases. Every chapter includes two student-friendly special features: Organized Crime Biography and Organized Crime at the Movies. A glossary gives students a quick reference for looking up important definitions of organized crime-related terms, and a Timeline of Organized Crime in the United States highlights important events in the history of organized crime.

Organized Crime in Our Times

Author: Jay S. Albanese

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1437744540

Category: Law

Page: 424

View: 315

Organized Crime in Our Times provides readers with a clear understanding of organized crime, including its definition and causes, how it is categorized under the law, models to explain its persistence, and the criminal justice response to organized crime, including investigation, prosecution, defense, and sentencing. This book organizes information in a meaningful way, offering a comprehensive history of the Mafia in the United States; a legal analysis of the offenses that underlie organized crimes; specific attention to modern manifestations of organized crime activity, such as human smuggling, Internet crimes, and other transnational criminal operations; and the application of ethics to the study of organized crime. This edition includes new tables and figures, and special features on popular biographies and movies that tie to relevant content in the text. Appendices include a glossary and timeline on organized crime in the United States. Chapters are enhanced by updated photos, tables, charts, and critical thinking exercises that help students apply and evaluate concepts to actual case examples. Every chapter includes two student-friendly special features: Organized Crime Biography and Organized Crime at the Movies. A glossary gives students a quick reference for looking up important definitions of organized crime-related terms, and a Timeline of Organized Crime in the United States highlights important events in the history of organized crime.

Mafia Movies

A Reader

Author: Dana Renga

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442661747

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 368

View: 9688

Rico 'Little Caesar' Bandello, Michael Corleone, and Tony Soprano are just some of the onscreen mafia figures that have fascinated audiences since cinema's inception. Portrayals of the Italian and Italian-American mafia, though, have differed markedly over time and across multiple cultures—from the Godfather trilogy to contemporary Italian films, and in works both by established producers like Martin Scorsese and emerging directors like Matteo Garrone. Mafia Movies encourages mafia aficionados to explore the rich variety of classics and rarities within the genre with provocative analyses of over forty films. The essays in this volume provide a comprehensive exploration of the myth of the mafia onscreen, identifying key features and connections to styles such as film noir, thrillers, and even westerns. Mafia Movies also questions whether there are uniquely American or Italian ways of depicting the mafia, exploring how filmmakers from both countries have approached the subject in divergent ways.

Der Clan der Kinder

Roman

Author: Roberto Saviano

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446259457

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 1616

Zehn Jungen rasen auf ihren Motorrollern durch die Stadt. Sie heißen Maraja, Dentino, Lollipop, Drone, sie tragen Markenschuhe und den Namen der Freundin auf die Schulter tätowiert – und sie wollen alles haben. In Neapel ist das nur eine Frage der richtigen Camorra-Bande. Der Weg vom Pusher zum Killer ist kurz. Auf den Dächern der Stadt üben die 15-jährigen mit Sturmgewehren, zielen auf Mülltonnen und Fensterscheiben. Bald gilt ein Menschenleben weniger als ein gebrochenes Wort. Sie fühlen sich unsterblich, bis der Glanz ihres rasanten Lebens sie schließlich selbst blendet. Roberto Savianos erster großer Roman erzählt von einer Jugend ohne Gott: schnell, brutal und ohne Pardon.

Unfinished Business

Screening the Italian Mafia in the New Millennium

Author: Dana Renga

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442668326

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 264

View: 654

Unfinished Business is the first book to examine Italian mafia cinema of the past decade. It provides insightful analyses of popular films that sensationalize violence, scapegoat women, or repress the homosexuality of male protagonists. Dana Renga examines these works through the lens of gender and trauma theory to show how the films engage with the process of mourning and healing mafia-related trauma in Italy. Unfinished Business argues that trauma that has yet to be worked through on the national level is displaced onto the characters in the films under consideration. In a mafia context, female characters are sacrificed and non-normative sexual identities are suppressed in order to solidify traditional modes of viewer identification and to assure narrative closure, all so that the image of the nation is left unblemished.

Omertà - Die ganze Geschichte der Mafia

Camorra, Cosa Nostra und ́Ndrangheta

Author: John Dickie

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104028508

Category: History

Page: 896

View: 8994

+++Haarsträubendes True Crime: Erstmals die wahre Geschichte der gesamten Mafia mit all ihren Gesichtern – Camorra, Cosa Nostra, 'Ndrangheta. Von Bestsellerautor John Dickie+++ Sie stehen für Korruption, Subventionsbetrug, Menschenhandel, Erpressung und Mord. Jeder dieser Mafiaclans hat seine eigene Geschichte, dunklen Rituale, Grausamkeiten und speziellen Geschäftmethoden. Alle drei haben ihre erbarmungslose Herrschaft international etabliert, die 'Ndrangheta hat Deutschland fest in ihrer Hand. Den blutigen Werdegang dieser einstmals lokalen Verbrecherorganisationen bis hin zu international kooperierenden Unternehmen erzählt der Bestsellerautor und Historiker John Dickie anhand beeindruckender Recherchen. Die brutale Wahrheit hinter den Mythen, glänzend erzählt, packender als jeder Krimi.

Todescode

Thriller

Author: Barry Eisler

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104016372

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 7845

Richard Hilzoys letzter Gedanke, ehe die Kugel in sein Gehirn drang, war: »Es geht wirklich aufwärts.« Silicon Valley: Der Erfinder eines geheimen Verschlüsselungscodes wird ermordet. Der junge Patentanwalt Alex Treven ist jetzt der Einzige, der im Besitz des Codes ist. Als er knapp einem Mordanschlag entgeht, wendet er sich an seinen Bruder Ben, der in einem Spezialeinsatzkommando für die amerikanische Regierung arbeitet. Doch Bens Begegnung mit Sarah, der schönen und rätselhaften Kollegin von Alex, wird für die Brüder zur Zerreißprobe. Weiß Sarah mehr, als sie zugibt?

Super Santos

Author: Roberto Saviano

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446248226

Category: Political Science

Page: 38

View: 4320

Dario, Rino, Giovanni und Giuseppe sind ein eingeschworenes Team beim Straßenfußball. Zusammen spielen sie in den Gassen Neapels, wo auch die Mafia den Drogenhandel lenkt. Taucht die Polizei auf, schießen sie den leuchtend roten Ball der Kultmarke Super Santos ins Aus, und ihr Ruf "Der Ball, der Ball!" hallt als Warnung für die Dealer durchs Viertel. Doch dann wird aus dem Spiel plötzlich Ernst. Roberto Saviano erzählt eine wahre Geschichte aus Neapel, wo die Passion für den Fußball mehr als gefährlich werden kann.

Erklär mir Italien!

Wie kann man ein Land lieben, das einen zur Verzweiflung treibt?

Author: Roberto Saviano,Giovanni di Lorenzo

Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch

ISBN: 3462317024

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

View: 7278

Italien – ein Land zwischen Wunder und Wahnsinn Sehnsuchtsort der Deutschen, Sorgenkind Europas: Wie kann ein Land bloß so schön und doch so verdorben sein? Zwei Männer, die Italien eng verbunden sind, versuchen im Gespräch dieses Rätsel zu ergründen: Roberto Saviano, der nicht nur die Machenschaften der Mafia durchleuchtet, sondern sich auch als herausragender Interpret der italienischen Politik und Zeit-geschichte erweist, und Giovanni di Lorenzo, der mit der leidvollen Leidenschaft eines Weggezogenen auf seine frühere und heute noch zeitweilige Heimat schaut. Von der Herzlichkeit der Italiener, hinter der oft nichts anderes steckt als Schlitzohrigkeit, über die Frömmigkeit der Mafiosi bis zu den Helden von Lampedusa – Giovanni di Lorenzo und dem fantastischen Erzähler Roberto Saviano gelingt gemeinsam das Porträt eines Landes zwischen Wunder und Wahnsinn. Es wird klar, warum die Neapolitaner dem Königreich nachweinen, warum sich mancher Italiener dem Maghreb stärker verbunden fühlt als Berlin oder Paris und warum die einzige Revolution dieser niemals vollendeten Nation die massenhafte Auswanderung gewesen ist. Bei all dem erlaubt Roberto Saviano auch einen ganz persönlichen Blick auf seine Kindheit zwischen Schießereien und Schopenhauer – und er offenbart, wie sehr ihn das Leben unter Polizeischutz belastet, zu dem er gezwungen ist.

Global Organized Crime

A Reference Handbook

Author: Mitchel P. Roth

Publisher: Abc-Clio Inc

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 308

View: 9285

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