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AIC Occasional Seminar Series

Organised crime, the politics nexus and corruption in the public sector

Dr Anna Sergi, University of Essex
74 Leichhardt Street, Griffith ACT - FREE EVENT
11:00am-12:00pm 13 October 2015

There are a range of factors that make the public sector attractive to organised crime. These include, strategic interests of the criminal groups, structural and personal weaknesses, as well as dynamic processes of social relationships. This seminar will discuss a theoretical framework to understand the relationships between organised crime groups and the public sector, looking both at elected officials (with examples of mafia-politics nexus) and at public servants (with examples from international literature).


Anna Sergi holds a PhD in Sociology, with specialisation in Criminology, from the Department of Sociology at the University of Essex. Her research specialism is in organised crime studies and comparative criminal justice. She has published extensively in renowned peer-review journals in criminology on topics related to Italian mafias both in Italy and abroad as well as on policing strategies against organised crime across states (full bio:

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