The chapter analyses the effects of the pandemic on Italian society and crime. During the first wave the society reacted to the new virus with a common sentiment of unity, which however led to forms of social intolerance against those who did not respect the new lockdown rules. With the second wave, this common feeling was replaced with protests against the government and the measures to contain the spread of the virus. The Covid-19 pandemic and the “stay at home order” resulted in a general reduction in crime, with the biggest decrease seen in predatory crime, while the only crimes that increased were computer crime and femicides. In addition, lockdown measures caused a severe economic crisis. Many signs indicate that Italian mafia organizations will benefit from the economic crisis being faced by thousands of small firms and shopkeepers.

The Covid-19 Pandemic in Italy: the effects on Society and Crime / Stefano Becucci. - STAMPA. - (2022), pp. 141-158.

The Covid-19 Pandemic in Italy: the effects on Society and Crime

Stefano Becucci
2022

Abstract

The chapter analyses the effects of the pandemic on Italian society and crime. During the first wave the society reacted to the new virus with a common sentiment of unity, which however led to forms of social intolerance against those who did not respect the new lockdown rules. With the second wave, this common feeling was replaced with protests against the government and the measures to contain the spread of the virus. The Covid-19 pandemic and the “stay at home order” resulted in a general reduction in crime, with the biggest decrease seen in predatory crime, while the only crimes that increased were computer crime and femicides. In addition, lockdown measures caused a severe economic crisis. Many signs indicate that Italian mafia organizations will benefit from the economic crisis being faced by thousands of small firms and shopkeepers.
9783031135620
COVID-19, Society and Crime in Europe
141
158
Stefano Becucci
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