Summary Book Review Gangland UK by Christopher Berry-Dee:
Download or read book Gangland UK written by Christopher Berry-Dee and published by Kings Road Publishing. This book was released on 2009-09-21 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: It was one of the most brutal killing crusades that Britain has ever seen. Two cruel brothers and their henchmen, synonymous with robbery, torture and bribery, presided over a murderous reign so brutal that Nottingham became forth in the UK's gun crime league. This is just one of the shocking true stories contained in this chilling book.Having delved into the minds of world's most notorious murderers and published his findings in the best-selling Talking with Serial Killers, renowned true-crime author Christopher Berry-Dee now turns his attention to the machinations of the gangster's mind and documents the extent of their cruelty and brutishness. From Tam McGraw, one of Scotland's most infamous gangsters, to 'public enemy number one' Kenny Noye, every type of British gangster is examined. Although they are all very different, they do share a particular trait: a willingness to do anything to get what they want. While the reader may be able to breathe a sigh of relief that the characters in this book have been banished from our streets, gangalnd UK is also a sharp reminder of the dangers still out there. Here are htr startling portaits of thos eciminals who we would rather dorget...but won't be able to.
Summary Book Review Gangland by Michael Johnstone:
Download or read book Gangland written by Michael Johnstone and published by Arcturus Publishing. This book was released on 2013-07-05 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The colorful characters of the Cosa Nostra, the ruthlessness of the Russian Mafia, and the drive by shootings of the LA street gangs have all hit the headlines in recent times, catching the public eye with lifestyles that appear at once exciting and menacing. Gangland investigates the world's most notorious gangs, and shines a light into the murky underworld that they inhabit, to give an unflinching insight into organized crime and its perpetrators. For anyone who has ever wanted to know what gangs are all about, Gangland is a must.
Download or read book Legends written by Charles Bronson and published by Mirage Publishing. This book was released on 2003-07 with total page 342 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Charles Bronson, classified as the most dangerous prisoner in the UK penal system, reveals who's who in this A-Z guide of the underworld and beyond. It contains many characters with unusual names who influenced Bronson's life and leave little to the imagination: The Wizard, Semtex Man and Pie Man.
Summary Book Review Street Casino by Harding, Simon:
Download or read book Street Casino written by Harding, Simon and published by Policy Press. This book was released on 2014-06-11 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Gang violence is on the increase in certain neighbourhoods. There is an urgent need for a fresh perspective that offers insight into gang structure, organisation and offending behaviour to explain this increase. Using the findings from an extensive ethnographic study of local residents, professionals and gang members in south London, and drawing on his vast experience and knowledge of the field, Simon Harding proposes a unique theoretical perspective on survival in violent street gangs. He applies Bourdieu’s principles of social field analysis and habitus to gangs, establishing them as a social arena of competition where actors struggle for distinction and survival, striving to become ‘players in the game’ in the ‘casino of life’. Success is determined by accruing and retaining playing chips – street capital. Harding’s dramatic and compelling insights depict gang life as one of constant flux, where players jostle for position, reputation, status and distinction. This perspective offers new evidence to the field that will help academics, students, practitioners and policy makers to understand the dynamics of gang behaviour and the associated risks of violence and offending. Simon Harding is currently a senior lecturer in criminology at Middlesex University, UK. He draws on 25 years of experience in research, public policy and project delivery as a crime reduction and community safety practitioner.
Summary Book Review Youth in Crisis? by Barry Goldson:
Download or read book Youth in Crisis? written by Barry Goldson and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2011-03-17 with total page 242 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Few issues attract greater concern and censure than those that surround youth 'gangs'. Paradoxically, youth researchers have conventionally been reluctant to even use the term 'gang' but, more recently, such reluctance has receded. Indeed, it is increasingly claimed that – in particular urban 'territories' – youth gangs are commonplace, some young people are deeply immersed in violence and the carrying and use of weapons (particularly knives and firearms) is routine. Comprizing a series of essays from leading national and international researchers, this book subjects such claims to rigorous critical scrutiny. It provides a challenging and authoritative account of complex questions pertaining to urban youth identities, crime and social order. This book: locates the question of 'gangs' in both historical and contemporary contexts engages a spectrum of theoretical perspectives and analytical positions presents and analyzes cutting-edge empirical research addresses a range of previously neglected questions, including those pertaining to girls, young women and 'gangs'. Youth in Crisis? provides a vital resource for researchers, educators, policy-makers and practitioners with an interest in key questions facing criminology, sociology and social policy.
Summary Book Review Studying the British Crime Film by Paul Elliott:
Download or read book Studying the British Crime Film written by Paul Elliott and published by Liverpool University Press. This book was released on 2014-10-01 with total page 177 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ever since its inception, British cinema has been obsessed with crime and the criminal. One of the first narrative films to be produced in Britain, the Hepworth's 1905 short Rescued by Rover, was a fast-paced, quick-edited tale of abduction and kidnap, and the first British sound film, Alfred Hitchcock's Blackmail (1930), centered on murder and criminal guilt. For a genre seemingly so important to the British cinematic character, there is little direct theoretical or historical work focused on it. The Britain of British cinema is often written about in terms of national history, ethnic diversity, or cultural tradition, yet very rarely in terms of its criminal tendencies and dark underbelly. This volume assumes that, to know how British cinema truly works, it is necessary to pull back the veneer of the costume piece, the historical drama, and the rom-com and glimpse at what is underneath. For every Brief Encounter (1945) there is a Brighton Rock (2010), for every Notting Hill (1999) there is a Long Good Friday (1980).
Summary Book Review From Mafia to Organised Crime by Anna Sergi:
Download or read book From Mafia to Organised Crime written by Anna Sergi and published by Springer. This book was released on 2017-07-19 with total page 315 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book presents primary research conducted in Italy, USA, Australia and the UK on countering strategies and institutional perceptions of Italian mafias and local organized crime groups. Through interviews and interpretation of original documents, this study firstly demonstrates the interaction between institutional understanding of the criminal threats and historical events that have shaped these perceptions. Secondly, it combines analysis of policies and criminal law provisions to identify how policing models which combat mafia and organised crime activities are organized and constructed in each country within a comparative perspective. After presenting the similarities between the four differing policing models, Sergi pushes the comparison further by identifying both conceptual and procedural convergences and divergences across both the four models and within international frameworks. By looking at topics as varied as mafia mobility, money laundering, drug networks and gang violence, this book ultimately seeks to reconsider the conceptualizations of both mafia and organized crime from a socio-behavioural and cultural perspective.
Summary Book Review Globalisation and the Challenge to Criminology by Francis J. Pakes:
Download or read book Globalisation and the Challenge to Criminology written by Francis J. Pakes and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013 with total page 194 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book highlights criminology's analysis and engagement in new understandings of globalisation, in particular its harmful and unethical manifestations, and offers a mode of scrutiny and vigilance.
Summary Book Review The Pocket A-Z of Criminal Justice by Bryan Gibson:
Download or read book The Pocket A-Z of Criminal Justice written by Bryan Gibson and published by Waterside Press. This book was released on 2009-05-11 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A quickly absorbed jargon- busting introduction to the language of criminal justice and its unique and fascinating usages. The Pocket A-Z connects key terms, concepts, processes, laws, people and events. The 2,000 plus entries and cross-references give insight and perspective, making it invaluable to anyone involved in criminal justice work or study. Get up to speed with the language of criminal justice Touchstones aid understanding and memory A handy reference guide for students, practitioners and anyone needing criminal justice insight The Pocket A-Z of Criminal Justice draws together words and phrases commonly encountered by practitioners and researchers. It represents real value for its breadth and simplicity. It also includes extensive sections on Touchstones and Curiosities, 500 commonly encountered Acronyms and Abbreviations and a Timeline. Bryan Gibson is a barrister, former co-editor of Justice of the Peace and a regular contributor to specialist journals. He has also written for The Times, Guardian, Sunday Express, BBC TV and The Stage. He founded Waterside Press in 1989 where as editor-in-chief he has for 20 years been putting justice into words with books about criminal justice and related matters.
Summary Book Review The SAGE Dictionary of Criminology by Eugene McLaughlin:
Download or read book The SAGE Dictionary of Criminology written by Eugene McLaughlin and published by SAGE. This book was released on 2019-04-08 with total page 609 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Now in its fourth edition, The SAGE Dictionary of Criminology has established itself as an authoritative reference text for the key concepts, theories, and methods in criminology and criminal justice. Edited by two leading figures in the field of criminology, the book includes over 325 entries from 120 academics and practitioners from Europe, USA, Canada, China, Australia and New Zealand. All concepts are precisely defined, followed by a section outlining the concept’s origins, development and general significance, a list of associated concepts, and finally, further reading suggestions to help extend students′ knowledge. New to the 4th Edition: Up to 30 new entries, covering topics such as cyber security, wildlife crime, crimmigration, and penal populism. Updates to entries including new ‘further reading’ suggestions A new section ′Evaluation′ is included for concepts considered to have the greatest theoretical weight, allowing for a critical assessment of how the concept can be debated, challenged and reworked. Further contributions from international academics. An essential reference tool for students and academics within criminology, criminal justice and legal studies.
Summary Book Review Youth and Crime by John Muncie:
Download or read book Youth and Crime written by John Muncie and published by SAGE Publications Ltd. This book was released on 2009-03-18 with total page 490 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'In Youth and Crime, John Muncie accomplishes the extraordinarily difficult feat of covering a huge territory, introducing his subject matter in an accessible form, and yet offering original analysis and insight. This is a wonderfully accomplished textbook which leaves its rivals standing. The Third Edition is everything we have come to expect of its predecessors but with the added bonus that it is completely up to date and has new material on youth victimology and comparative youth justice. An absolute must for all students and teachers in the areas of youth, crime and justice' - Professor Tim Newburn, London School of Economics and Political Science 'Youth and Crime is, without question, the key text in its field. Its breadth of coverage and depth of analysis are truly remarkable. Muncie constantly pushes the boundaries and, by including a substantial volume of new material, his Third Edition effectively sets the agenda and defines the future direction for youth justice studies. It is a "must-have" book' - Professor Barry Goldson, University of Liverpool 'With his unique and authoritative voice, Muncie draws together a wide range of new political developments and cutting-edge criminological and sociological theory and research to expand his original object of inquiry in this brilliant new edition' - Jo Phoenix, Reader, Durham University The Third Edition of this definitive, bestselling text offers the most comprehensive and authoritative overview of youth and crime available. Youth crime and justice are constantly in the news and the subject of ongoing legislative action. This new edition keeps the reader up to date on a wide range of contemporary debates and covers all the essentials required in studying the topic of youth and crime at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Two new chapters on youth victimology and comparative and international youth justice have been added to provide critical analysis of issues such as institutional abuse, child trafficking, international children's rights and transnational policy transfer. The book also includes new material on: " antisocial behaviour orders (ASBOs) " gangs " gun and knife crime " early intervention initiatives " the respect agenda " restorative justice " child imprisonment. The book offers numerous tools to enhance the learning process, including chapter outlines, summary boxes, key terms, study questions, further reading lists, a glossary and guidance on Web resources.
Summary Book Review Challenging the politics of early intervention by Gillies, Val:
Download or read book Challenging the politics of early intervention written by Gillies, Val and published by Policy Press. This book was released on 2017-08-23 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A vital interrogation of the internationally accepted policy and practice consensus that intervention to shape parenting in the early years is the way to prevent disadvantage. Given the divisive assumptions and essentialist ideas behind early years intervention, in whose interests does it really serve? This book critically assesses assertions that the ‘wrong type of parenting’ has biological and cultural effects, stunting babies’ brain development and leading to a life of poverty and under-achievement. It shows how early intervention policies underpinned by interpretations of brain science perpetuate gendered, classed and raced inequalities. The exploration of future directions will be welcomed by those looking for a positive, collectivist vision of the future that addresses the real underlying issues in the creation of disadvantage.
Summary Book Review Critical Perspectives on Child Sexual Exploitation and Related Trafficking by M. Melrose:
Download or read book Critical Perspectives on Child Sexual Exploitation and Related Trafficking written by M. Melrose and published by Springer. This book was released on 2013-09-05 with total page 198 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume is the first major exploration of the issues relevant to young people who are affected by sexual exploitation and trafficking from a variety of critical perspectives. Issues include accommodation, gangs, migrant and refugee communities, perpetrators, international policy and the language through which we construct child exploitation.
Summary Book Review A Psychologist's Casebook of Crime by Belinda Winder:
Download or read book A Psychologist's Casebook of Crime written by Belinda Winder and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2017-09-16 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From burglary to stalking, A Psychologist's Casebook of Crime is the indispensable book for forensic psychology students. It tackles a wide range of offences such as arson, domestic violence, terrorism and murder, and its A to Z format provides all of the important information in a readily accessible way. Its chapter structure allows you to compare different crimes according to facts, figures and typical offender profiles, while providing fascinating case studies and a psychological perspective specific to each crime. With contributions from authors who are experts in their field, this innovative text provides an up-to-date review of how forensic psychologists think about and deal with a variety of crimes. This accessible student-friendly book is the perfect accompaniment for anyone wishing to learn more about forensic psychology.
Summary Book Review Written in Blood by Mike Silverman:
Download or read book Written in Blood written by Mike Silverman and published by Random House. This book was released on 2014-02-13 with total page 432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: As one of the UK’s leading forensic scientists, Mike Silverman has helped to identify and convict dozens of murderers, rapists, armed robbers, burglars and muggers, thanks to the evidence they – or their victims – unwittingly left behind at the scenes of their crimes. Mike Silverman started his career in the days when fingerprints were still kept on card files and DNA profiling was just a pipe dream, so Written in Blood is more than just a casebook – it is also a definitive history of the development of forensic science over the course of the past thirty-five years. From collecting blood samples at gangland executions to investigating forensic science failings, including in the murders of Rachel Nickell and Damilola Taylor, Mike Silverman’s unique career provides a fascinating insight into the ways forensic science is used to help solve real-life crimes. Packed with genuine crime scene photographs and original sketches, Written in Blood is the ultimate insider’s account of the fascinating world of forensic science.
Summary Book Review Cultures of Post-War British Fascism by Nigel Copsey:
Download or read book Cultures of Post-War British Fascism written by Nigel Copsey and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2015-04-10 with total page 252 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Post-War Britain cultural interventions were a feature of fascist parties and movements, just as they were in Europe. This book makes a new major contribution to existing scholarship which begins to discuss British fascism as a cultural phenomenon. A collection of essays from leading academics, this book uncovers how a cultural struggle lay at the heart of the hegemonic projects of all varieties of British fascism. Such a cultural struggle is enacted and reflected in the text and talk, music and literature of British fascism. Where other published works have examined the cultural visions of British fascism during the inter-war period, this book is the first to dedicate itself to detailed critical analysis of the post-war cultural landscapes of British fascism. Through discussions of cultural phenomena such as folk music, fashion and neo-nazi fiction, among others, Cultures of Post-War British Fascism builds a picture of Post-War Britain which emphasises the importance of understanding these politics with reference to their corresponding cultural output. This book is essential reading for undergraduates and postgraduates studying far right politics and British history.
Summary Book Review Gangs, Drugs and Youth Adversity by Deuchar, Ross:
Download or read book Gangs, Drugs and Youth Adversity written by Deuchar, Ross and published by Policy Press. This book was released on 2021-12-02 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Glasgow, street gangs have existed for decades, with knife crime becoming a defining feature. More than a decade on from Deuchar’s original fieldwork, this book explores the transitional experiences of some of the young men he worked with, as well as the experiences of today’s young people and the practitioners who work to support them. Through empirical data, policy analysis and contemporary insights, this dynamic book explores the evolving nature of gangs, and the contemporary challenges affecting young people including drug distribution, football-related bigotry and the mental health repercussions emerging from social media.