Sicilian street view
Federico Varese, Professor of Criminology at Oxford University, describes how the Mafia - or Cosa Nostra - continues to influence Sicilian life, despite the state's successes against it in recent years.

In Viewpoint: Why Sicilians still turn to Mafia to settle scores on the BBC website Federico examines the Mafia’s place in local society and reveals how legitimate businesses are turning to the Mafia to resolve civil disputes where state supplied justice is inadequate.