This book presents the first study ever made so far on the risk of infiltration of organized crime in public procurement in Southern Italy. Despite numerous alarms, the problem of infiltration in the procurement was for many years neglected in research. On the contrary, the mafias’ interest on procurement grew, aiming at profig and maintenance of territorial control. Through a thorough review of the main official sources and compiling statistics related to organized crime and procurement, this book builds a map of “criminal risk in procurement” and takes a first step in the study of the mechanisms of infiltration of organized crime in the legitimate economy. From this knowledge, conscious and, perhaps, effective prevention strategies can be developed.
Calderoni, Francesco, and Stefano Caneppele, eds. La geografia criminale degli appalti: le infiltrazioni della criminalità organizzata negli appalti pubblici nel Sud Italia. Milano: Franco Angeli, 2009.