Explainer: what is the mafia? And what threat does it pose?

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Made famous by Hollywood blockbuster The Godfather, the mafia has been elevated to organised crime folklore status. While it seems a distant Hollywood stereotype for many, an ABC Four Corners report showed that the mafia’s threat as a current organised crime danger for Australia is real.

So, what actually is the mafia? How does it operate? And what kind of criminal threat does it pose?
Original languageEnglish
JournalThe Conversation
Publication statusPublished - 16 Jul 2015


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