End the slaughter

November 25, 2005

Dozens of people killed each year in a ruthless turf war between Camorra (Naples 'mafia') mob clans is the subject of a book by Tom Behan, senior lecturer in Italian at Kent University. Dr Behan will next month become the first non-Italian to receive the Marcello Torre national award for civic engagement for his 'research contribution, which has provided full awareness of the phenomenon of the Camorra'. His book, See Naples and Die , provides an in-depth account of the Camorra's power and influence. The award is named after a mayor, who was murdered by the Camorra in 1980. Dr Behan said: 'The statistics indicate that the Camorra is wealthier and larger than the Mafia, yet nobody in Italy seems to care'

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