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Feature Articles
La Mafia is Hyper Fratellanza
  •    La Mafia is Hyper Fratellanza

  • The concept of Fratellanza refers to a band of reciprocal affections that tightly unites Fratelli into a Brotherhood, leading to the Brothers gathering under the same symbol, swearing mutual and enduring fidelity.
    - Mike La Sorte, Professor Emeritus

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    People Smuggling Out Of Africa
  •    People Smuggling Out Of Africa

  • Human trafficking in Africa is very lucrative for the many organized crime groups that seek to exploit those whose desperation is such that they will gamble in putting their fate in the hands of a very exploitive racketeering system that is the most vile the modern world has seen.
    - Mike La Sorte, Professor Emeritus

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    The Old Out - The New In
  •    The Old Out - The New In

  • Our mobster of legend, the Goodfella, has been replaced by a phalanx of mumbling cyberexperts of sallow complexion, poor posture, having never witnessed sunlight; radar focused, typing furiously, hacking into the infinite cybernetic expanding universe.
    - Mike La Sorte, Professor Emeritus

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  •    The Italian Carabinieri

  • It all began on 13 July 1814 when the King of Sardinia by Royal warrant instituted for national defense the ancient Corps of the Royal Carabinieri
    - Mike La Sorte, Professor Emeritus

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  •    Mobsters Are Misunderstood

  • Organized crime is no more than a microcosm of the rest of American society.
    - Sonny Girard, Mobster / Inmate / Author

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  •    Camorristi and Mafiosi

  • Camorra earned a reputation for savagery, mafia for its stealth and infiltration into the Sicilian sociopolitical system.
    - Mike La Sorte, Professor Emeritus

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    Do Mobsters Really
    Have More Fun?
  •    Do Mobsters Really Have More Fun?

  • The gangster of myth, so fully displayed in the entertainment culture, is a portal to the pervasive daydreaming of every wannabe.
    - Mike La Sorte, Professor Emeritus

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    Dual Mission:
  •    Dual Mission:

  • A True Story about a Secret Service Agent and His Investigative Experiences to Include His Battle with the New York Mafia!
    - Nino Perrotta

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    Ron Kerner AKA Ronnie "The Rottweiler" Kerner:
    The Last of the Tough Jews
  •    Ron Kerner AKA Ronnie "The Rottweiler" Kerner:
    The Last of the Tough Jews

  • It is rare that we hear of Jewish gangsters anymore as in the days of Meyer Lansky, Bugsy Siegel or Murder Inc.
    - Nick Christophers

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    L’uomo con cinque mani
  •    L’uomo con cinque mani

  • The first time I encountered the above phrase, which translates “The man with five hands,” I wondered what it meant.
    - Mike La Sorte, Professor Emeritus

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  •    Mafiocracy

  • In the field of mafiology, mafiocracy is a neologism, a new concept, a form of governing.
    - Mike La Sorte, Professor Emeritus

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    I Wannabe A Wannabe
  •    I Wannabe A Wannabe

  • Wannabe: A person who wants or aspires to be someone else or who tries to look or act like someone else.
    - Mike La Sorte, Professor Emeritus

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    Promises, Threats, And Prestige
    How Do Organized Crime Gangs Recruit New Members?
  •    Promises, Threats, And Prestige
    How Do Organized Crime Gangs Recruit New Members?

  • Those brought up around organized crime are more able to slip seamlessly into life as a member of an organized criminal gang.
    - Emma Stevens

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    Paternalistic Psychopathy?
    The Mafiosi’s Mind
  •    Paternalistic Psychopathy? The Mafiosi’s Mind

  • Is there a particular mindset which one needs in order to be a mafiosi?
    - Emma Stevens

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    The Short One, El Chapo
  •    The Short One, El Chapo

  • Unlike other master criminals, El Chapo, not exactly a Robin Hood figure, has become a populist anti-hero, both in his mind and more importantly among those who share his very humble origins.
    - Mike La Sorte, Professor Emeritus

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    The 2016 Presidential Campaign and the American Mafia
  •    The 2016 Presidential Campaign and the American Mafia
    Franklin Roosevelt vowed to lead the fight to repeal the Prohibition Amendment which banned the sale of alcoholic beverages, an attempt at legislating morality that fueled an unprecedented expansion of organized crime.

  • - J. R. de Szigethy,

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    Vengeance Is Mine
  •    Vengeance Is Mine

  • Vendicare: To offend or damage someone for an act or danger done by a vendettist to us or others. (Dizionario della lingua Italiana, 1941)
    - Mike La Sorte, Professor Emeritus

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    License To Steal:
    "The Goodfellas Trial Part Two"
  •    License To Steal: "The Goodfellas Trial"

  • Part Two: Aquittal Provides Plot-Twist Ending
    - J. R. de Szigethy

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  • J. R. Mafia Year In Review 2000
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  • What Is The Mafia
  • Testimony of Agent Joseph Pistone
  • 1988 Senate -Lonardo Testimony
  • Reference Library - 500 Mob Books
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