Giovanni Frazzica

Visiting Period: 10 April 2015 - 30 April 2015

Giovanni Frazzica

Visiting Researcher from University of Palermo, Italy

Giovanni Frazzica (1979) is researcher in Sociology of Culture and Communication at University of Palermo. He also teaches Sociology of Political Phenomena, Sociology of Culture and Techniques of Consultation at University.

His main research interests are the study of the representation of organized crime, the behaviour of the victims of extortion racket in different territories, the relationship between organized crime and local development and media representation. Other areas of interest include textual analysis, data analysis software, social capital and quali-quantitative social research methods.

He is currently member of the research group, within the EU project "Gloders" - Global Dynamics of Extortion Racket Systems.

Among his publications: with La Spina, A., Scaglione, A., Punzo, V., Avitabile, A. (2013) Mafia sotto pressione, Milano, FrancoAngeli; with La Spina, A, Scaglione, A. (2013) "Mafia-type organizations in Italy: diffusion, impact on the private sector, research paths", in Mugellini, G. (ed.) Measuring and analyzing crime against the private sector, Centre of Excellence in Statistical Information on Government, Crime, Victimization and Justice UNODC; (2012) La percezione sociale della mafia, Palermo, Centro Studi ed Iniziative Culturali "Pio La Torre".