Full professor of Economic Sociology at the University of Turin, where he teaches Sociology of organized crime and Processes of regulation and criminal networks. He is Director of LARCO (Organized Crime Analysis and Research Laboratory) and co-director of Meridiana. Magazine of history and social sciences, Deputy Director of Cambio. Review on social transformations and member of the State editorial board and market.
Research interests: analysis of the mafia phenomenon, with attention to territorial roots, expansion in non-traditional areas and collusion relations in the economic and political spheres; the relationship between legal and illegal; regulatory processes; social capital; territorial cohesion.