Book Review: Mafia Life: Love, Death and Money at the Heart of Organised Crime
Posted: 23 Nov 2017

From Review:

In Mafia Life: Love, Death and Money at the Heart of Organised Crime, Federico Varese journeys into the everyday lives of members of different mafia groups across the globe, from the Sicilian Cosa Nostra to the Japanese Yakuza. Drawing on wiretaps, reportage, historical analysis, legal evidence and biography, this book offers readers the opportunity to go beyond the fabricated images of the Mafia usually offered to the public, writes Baris Cayli.

In Mafia Life: Love, Death and Money at the Heart of Organised Crime, Federico Varese offers the reader a journey into the human dimensions of mafia members. Through unfolding stories from the Japanese Yakuza, the Chinese Triads, the Sicilian Cosa Nostra, the Calabrian N’Drangheta, the New York Mafia and the Russian Vory-v-Vakone, we obtain new ways of thinking about the existential identity and fragility of different mafia groups across the world.

Further information

Federico Varese is Deputy Head of Department, Taught Courses Director (2017-18), Professor of Criminology, Director of EXLEGI