News - EN | 02/06/2021

Books: essay on Legality, violence and organized crime – Sicily

PALERMO, 02 JUN – “Legality, violence and organized crime” is the latest book published by the Pio La Torre Study Center. Curated by Giovanni Frazzica, of the University of Palermo, it contains interventions by Alessandra Contino, Alida Federico, Antonio La Spina, Stefania Pellegrini, Ernesto U. Savona, Salvatore Sacco and Alberto Vannucci. The contributions of the volume, different in argumentation and in the type of approach selected, look at the themes of violence and respect for the rules, highlighting different aspects, all held together, however, by the general objective of the book: to deepen the knowledge of the dimensions of violence, of ” use of violence itself by criminal organizations, of the prevention and contrast actions put in place, not neglecting the point of view of young people. “From their thinking, a large part of the empirical basis necessary for some reflections was built, useful for providing indications also to those who are daily engaged in training courses aimed both at consolidating participation by the younger generations, and at strengthening the culture of legality “, underlines the president of the Pio La Torre Center, Vito Lo Monaco. Alessandra Contino focuses on gender-based violence, highlighting its complexity and subjective and structural dynamics, as well as individual, social and economic constraints. Alida Federico highlights the violence of foreign mafias, with particular reference to the case of Nigerian cult in Italy. Giovanni Frazzica’s chapter relates virtuous behavior and action with respect to norms. Antonio La Spina focuses on the contrast between mafias and personalized violence, highlighting the distinctive features of the two criminal phenomena. Stefania Pellegrini’s chapter explores the theme of trust in institutions, starting from the point of view of young people. Salvatore Sacco returns the results of the analysis relating to the perception of violence by young people. The chapter by Ernesto Savona sheds light on the dynamics of criminal organizations, focusing in particular on the role of institutions and on possible policy implications. Finally, Alberto Vannucci links corruption and violence.