Duels of Camorra


Dr. Oleg Maltsev


The author of the article presents the findings of an extensive criminological investigation into the Camorra, transcending the notion of the Camorra as a static and fleeting paradigm. In exploring the historical backdrop, origin, and evolution of this phenomenon within the context of historical events and societal shifts (Vahabi & Hassani-Mahmooei, 2016), the author not only categorizes the various types of Camorra conflicts but also elucidates the methods for resolving these conflicts, the weaponry employed, and the behavioral codes adhered to by Camorra duellists. This scholarly endeavor is fortified by references to archival materials from researchers, criminologists, and historians spanning the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries who scrutinized and documented the Neapolitan criminal organization known as the "Camorra."

The primary aim of this article is to debunk the myths surrounding Camorra duels, which have gained prominence in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. It seeks to illustrate how eminent criminologists of more than two centuries ago conceptualized the Camorra phenomenon and its socio-cultural significance. Through a comparative analysis, it becomes evident that the contemporary portrayal of the Camorra in the twenty-first century is significantly removed from historical accuracy.



Author Biography

Dr. Oleg Maltsev, European Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

Oleg Maltsev is an author, scientist, criminologist, psychologist, photographer, and investigative journalist. He is the head of the Memory Institute, named after Grigory Semenovich Popov, and the author of groundbreaking scholarly works in criminology, psychology, and philosophy. He is a presidium member and academic member at the European Academy of Sciences in Ukraine (EUASU). He has been engaged in scholarly work for nearly 30 years and has conducted field research with the Expeditionary Corps of the Memory Institute, for a decade. This comparative international research explores the reasons why different nations and rulers attained power throughout history, with an emphasis on culture, military and scientific technique, and mentality. His recent work in English language is Jean Baudrillard, Maestro: The Last Prophet of Europe co-authored together with Dr. Lucien-Samir Oulahbib.


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