International Organized Crime

Florence University of the Arts and Apicius International School of Hospitality

Course Description

  • Course Name

    International Organized Crime

  • Host University

    Florence University of the Arts and Apicius International School of Hospitality

  • Location

    Florence, Italy

  • Area of Study

    Criminology, History

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    The course aims at providing instruments of knowledge, analysis and evaluation on the main international organized crime organizations as the various types of Mafia: Italian, Russian and Albanian, South American Cartels, Chinese Triads and Japanese Yakuza. It aims at identifying their historical, economic, political and social causes as well as the factors that have produced and supported them and their contemporary markets. It analyses the range of instruments and strategies to fight against their illegal activities. The course aims at presenting the specific structural and phenomenological aspects of these international mafia and mafia-type organizations, their role in global economies and politics. It provides a glance at some of the cultural languages through which these organizations have been narrated and represented.

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Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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