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Sicilian Mafia – Recruitment, Hierarchy and Structure

The Sicilian Mafia is of course an Italian problem, but it’s worth noting that of the estimated 4000 or so active members, around half ply their trade in the Palermo region.  Other areas of Italy have different mafia style organisations … Continue reading

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Chinese Triads – Part Two

Welcome back to our feature about the Chinese-influenced Triad organisation.  We described the early history in Part One up to their virtual expulsion from the Chinese mainland under communism and the rise of the Triad in Hong Kong. Organisational Structure … Continue reading

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Japanese Yakuza – Part Two

In Part One we discussed the history of the Yakuza and how they descend from small merchant organisations dating back three or four hundred years.  We’ll kick off this post by talking about their organisational structure followed by the initiation … Continue reading

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