Gangs Drugs and Dis Organised Crime

Gangs  Drugs and  Dis Organised Crime
Author: McLean, Robert
Publsiher: Bristol University Press
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2019-08-21
ISBN: 1529203023
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gangs Drugs and Dis Organised Crime Book Excerpt:

Drawing upon unique empirical data based on interviews with high profile ex-offenders and experts, this book sheds new light on drug markets and gangs in the UK. The study shows how traditional methods of tackling gang violence fail to address the intertwined nature of those criminal activities which can overlap with other organised crime spheres. McLean sparks new debate on the subject, offering solutions and alternatives.

Gangs Drugs and Youth Adversity

Gangs  Drugs and Youth Adversity
Author: Deuchar, Ross,McLean, Robert
Publsiher: Policy Press
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2021-12-02
ISBN: 1529210585
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gangs Drugs and Youth Adversity 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.

Scotland s Gang Members

Scotland   s Gang Members
Author: Robert McLean,James A. Densley
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 188
Release: 2020-06-11
ISBN: 3030477525
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Scotland s Gang Members Book Excerpt:

Drawing on extensive life-history interviews with serious violent offenders, this book offers a unique socio-historical analysis of gang membership and gang evolution in Glasgow, Scotland’s largest city. The book chronicles the lives of young men in and around Glasgow from early childhood to present day and examines the lived experience of family, friendship, community, and crime. It demonstrates how street reputations are won and lost and how gang membership is not a single event but an experiential process of offending, victimisation, consensus, and conflict. The book follows the young men’s descent into knife crime and street violence and the impact of imprisonment on their life chances. Detailed narratives capture how they individually and collectively transitioned from street violence to profit-driven organised crime, before eventually disengaging from gangs and desisting from offending. The book concludes with an in-depth discussion of the evolution of gangs and organised crime in the 21st century and in the inner-workings of Scotland’s marketplace for illegal goods and services, with implications for police, practitioners, and policymakers. A page-turner from start to finish, Scotlands’ Gang Members is a truly unique contribution to knowledge about gangs and crime, written to high academic standards but readable and accessible to all.

Robbery in the Illegal Drugs Trade

Robbery in the Illegal Drugs Trade
Author: McLean, Robert,Densley, James A.
Publsiher: Policy Press
Total Pages: 136
Release: 2022-01-17
ISBN: 1529223938
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Robbery in the Illegal Drugs Trade Book Excerpt:

Robbery can be planned or spontaneous and is a typically short, chaotic crime that is comparatively under-researched. This book transports the reader to the streets and focuses on the real-life narratives and motivations of the youth gang members and adult organized criminals immersed in this form of violence. Uniquely focusing on robberies involving drug dealers and users, this book considers the material and emotional gains and losses to offenders and victims, and offers policy recommendations to reduce occurrences of this common crime.

Organised Crime

Organised Crime
Author: Alan Wright
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2013-06-17
ISBN: 1134018835
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Organised Crime Book Excerpt:

This text provides a broadly based introduction to the increasingly important subject of organised crime. It explores all facets of organised crime, and contains case studies illustrating the growth of organised crime at national, international and transnational levels.

County Lines

County Lines
Author: Harding, Simon
Publsiher: Policy Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2020-05-06
ISBN: 1529203090
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

County Lines Book Excerpt:

Described by the National Crime Agency as a ‘significant threat’, county lines involve gangs recruiting vulnerable youth to sell drugs in provincial areas. This phenomenon has impacted local drug markets, increasing criminal activity and violence. Exploring how county lines evolve, Harding reveals extensive criminal exploitation and control in the daily ‘grind’ to sell drugs. Drawing upon extensive interviews and case studies, this timely book gives voice to users and dealers, providing an in-depth analysis of techniques, relationships and ‘trapping’. With county lines now a critical issue for policing and government, this is an invaluable contribution to literature on gangs, youth violence and drugs.

Race Recognition and Retribution in Contemporary Youth Justice

Race  Recognition and Retribution in Contemporary Youth Justice
Author: Esmorie Miller
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2022-01-31
ISBN: 135103944X
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Race Recognition and Retribution in Contemporary Youth Justice Book Excerpt:

Race, Recognition and Retribution in Contemporary Youth Justice provides a cross-national, sociohistorical investigation of the legacy of racial discrimination, which informs contemporary youth justice practice, in Canada and England. The book links racial disparities in youth justice, especially exclusion from ideologies of care and notions of future citizenship, with historical practices of exclusion. Despite the logic of care, found in both rehabilitative and retributive forms of youth justice, Black inner-city youth remain excluded from lenience and social welfare considerations. This exclusion reflects a historical legacy of racial discrimination apparent in the harsher sanctions levied against Black, innercity youth. In exploring race’s role in this arrangement, the book asks: To what extent were Black youth excluded from historic considerations of the lenience and social care, built into the logic of youth justice in England and Canada? To what extent are the disproportionately high incarceration rates, for Black, inner-city youth in the contemporary system, a reflection of a historic exclusion from considerations of lenience and social care? How might contemporary justice efforts be reoriented to explicitly prioritize considerations of lenience and social care ahead of penalty for Black, inner-city youth? Examining the entrenched structural continuities of racial discrimination, the book draws on archival and interview data, with interviewees including professionals who work with inner-city youth. In concert with the archival and interview data, the book offers the Intractability, Malleability I/M thesis, an integrated social theoretical logic with the capacity to expand the customary analytical scope for understanding the contemporary entrenched normalization of racialized youth as punishable. The aim is to advance a historicized account, exploring youth’s positioning as constitutive of a continuity of racialized peoples’, in general, and youth’s, in particular, historic exclusion from the benefits of modern rights, including lenience and care. The I/M logic takes its analytical currency from a combined critical race theory (CRT) and recognition theory. The book argues that a truly progressive era of youth justice necessitates cultivating policy and practice which explicitly prioritizes considerations of lenience and social care, ahead of reliance on penalty. This multidisciplinary book is valuable reading for academics and students researching criminology, sociology, politics, anthropology, critical race studies, and history. It will also appeal to practitioners in the field of youth justice, policymakers, and third-sector organizations.

Thinking Seriously About Gangs

Thinking Seriously About Gangs
Author: Paul Andell
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 255
Release: 2019-05-04
ISBN: 3030128911
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thinking Seriously About Gangs Book Excerpt:

This book examines the current debate about UK street gangs termed the ‘UK Gang Thesis’ debate. It argues that policy formations in the UK aimed at addressing street gangs preceding and succeeding the English riots of 2011 have encompassed positions of both gang denial and gang blame. The policy pendulum of denial and blame raises questions about where UK gang-policy stands, and which ideas and influences have framed our responses to this issue. The book will explore the UK Gangs Thesis using an analysis of empirical evidence from three sites in three English regions which encompasses periods of both gang denial and gang blame. This book is an examination of the relationship between theory, policy and practice in the context of the current UK gangs-discourse, and one of the first to examine the country lines phenomena. There is a need to formulate a less partisan analysis of gangs in the UK, and to recapture the debate from analyses which understate or overstate the gang problem. In order to do so, Andell argues that a realist approach is needed which defines what constitutes social reality and overcomes theoretical and methodological difficulties in order to critique present formulations of gangs. This book provides this critique and makes suggestions for a more comprehensive and democratic approach to gang policy, in what can be termed a critical realist approach to gangs.

Organised Crime

Organised Crime
Author: André Standing
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 313
Release: 2006
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Crime prevention
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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From Mafia to Organised Crime

From Mafia to Organised Crime
Author: Anna Sergi
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 315
Release: 2017-07-19
ISBN: 3319535684
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From Mafia to Organised Crime 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.

Gangs and Organized Crime

Gangs and Organized Crime
Author: George W. Knox,Gregg Etter,Carter F. Smith
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2018-07-04
ISBN: 1351644890
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gangs and Organized Crime Book Excerpt:

In Gangs and Organized Crime, George W. Knox, Gregg W. Etter, and Carter F. Smith offer an informed and carefully investigated examination of gangs and organized crime groups, covering street gangs, prison gangs, outlaw motorcycle gangs, and organized crime groups from every continent. The authors have spent decades investigating gangs as well as researching their history and activities, and this dual professional-academic perspective informs their analysis of gangs and crime groups. They take a multidisciplinary approach that combines criminal justice, public policy and administration, law, organizational behavior, sociology, psychology, and urban planning perspectives to provide insight into the actions and interactions of a variety of groups and their members. This textbook is ideal for criminal justice and sociology courses on gangs as well as related course topics like gang behavior, gang crime and the inner city, organized crime families, and transnational criminal groups. Gangs and Organized Crime is also an excellent addition to the professional’s reference library or primer for the general reader. More information is available at the supporting website – www.gangsandorganizedcrime.com

The Containment of Organised Crime and Terrorism

The Containment of Organised Crime and Terrorism
Author: Cyrille J.C.F. Fijnaut
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 998
Release: 2016-09-08
ISBN: 9004281940
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Containment of Organised Crime and Terrorism Book Excerpt:

This unique volume collects articles and contributions to edited books published throughout his distinguished career by Professor Cyrille Fijnaut, one of the world's leading experts in the fields of organised crime, security and criminology. It makes clear what issues the author systematically explored over the years and how he helped to shape the fields in which he has worked, and continues to work. The texts, reflecting the author's profound understanding of these complex fields and wealth of experience on a practical level, are presented systematically. In addition, the volume offers English translations of seminal articles published originally in Dutch, thus making these important texts accessible to international scholars for the first time ever. The volume thus constitutes a unique and indispensable resource for scholars and practitioners, inside and outside the Netherlands.

Global Perspectives on Youth Gang Behavior Violence and Weapons Use

Global Perspectives on Youth Gang Behavior  Violence  and Weapons Use
Author: Harding, Simon
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 425
Release: 2016-02-02
ISBN: 1466699396
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Perspectives on Youth Gang Behavior Violence and Weapons Use Book Excerpt:

Youth violence has become a concern as gangs become a popular option for urban children and teenagers and weapons use among young populations becomes more prevalent. Exploring the psychological motivations and foundations upon which such violence is developed and cultivated can assist in better understanding the modern dilemma of violence, weapons use, and gang behavior among children, teenagers, and young adults. Global Perspectives on Youth Gang Behavior, Violence, and Weapons Use reconsiders the traditional understandings of youth violence in various forms, such as gang activities, criminal behavior, and weapons use. Focusing on the psychosocial elements of violence among children, teenagers, and young adults, this timely publication is ideally designed for use by policy makers and government executives, professionals, educators, and graduate-level students involved in psychology, criminology, social work, and criminal justice studies.

Organized Crime

Organized Crime
Author: Howard Abadinsky
Publsiher: Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2012-03-13
ISBN: 1285401573
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Organized Crime Book Excerpt:

Ever dynamic, organized crime continues to change. Efforts to combat one aspect of the phenomenon, the American Mafia, have reached high levels of prosecutorial success--resulting in a decline in the organization's relative importance. Meanwhile, criminal organizations operating on a global scale have become more sophisticated and more threatening, and additional crime groups have been added to the pantheon we refer to as organized crime. Reflecting changes that have occurred in recent years, this edition updates information and analyses of organized crime as well as efforts to deal with it. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Crimes of States and Powerful Elites

Crimes of States and Powerful Elites
Author: Claudia Radiven,Simon Prideaux
Publsiher: Anthem Press
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2021-07-06
ISBN: 1785279890
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crimes of States and Powerful Elites Book Excerpt:

This book explores fourteen case studies of state crime, crimes/immoralities of the powerful, including disasters caused by neglect, pharmaceutical fraud, state sponsored or instigated crime, corporate crime, organisational crime and state terrorism. The book offers a valuable contribution to critical social science perspectives on criminality, providing analysis which explores issues of accountability and social harm and linking these to wider structural contexts, particularly the role of neoliberal ideologies. At the same time, the book will provide a critical perspective on historical case studies which continue to have legacies in the present, and which help to shed light on histories of domination and inequalities and to illustrate continuities and changes in crimes of the powerful over time.

Deceiving dis appearances

Deceiving  dis appearances
Author: Harlan Koff
Publsiher: Peter Lang
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2007
ISBN: 9789052013695
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Deceiving dis appearances Book Excerpt:

The impact of recent shifts in global geopolitics and economic markets has led to the re-conceptualization of national borders. Scholars have shifted their analysis away from the narrow idea of «borders», and moved their attention towards the wider view of «borderlands», «border regions», and «border zones», thus, leading to the conceptual re-definition of border politics. These recent approaches have identified border areas as socially constructed territories that demonstrate many of the characteristics of independent polities. Border communities seem to have come to life, creating a degree of autonomy and separation from central state actors. While the rich literature in border studies identifies important changes in local political and economic systems, it does not necessarily identify the mechanisms that create these changes: Why has integration occurred in some border regions while others are being reinforced? Why has integration failed in some cases where opportunity structures are positive, while it has succeeded in others saddled with more limited constraints? The essays in this volume address such fundamental questions.

Youth in Crisis

Youth in Crisis
Author: Barry Goldson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2011-03-17
ISBN: 1136833285
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Youth in Crisis 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.

Annual Report of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force Program

Annual Report of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force Program
Author: Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force Program (U.S.)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1988
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Drug control
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Annual Report of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force Program Book Excerpt:

Annual Report of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force Program

Annual Report of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force Program
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Drug abuse and crime
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Annual Report of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force Program Book Excerpt:

Crime Law and Justice in New Zealand

Crime  Law and Justice in New Zealand
Author: Greg Newbold
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 286
Release: 2016-06-03
ISBN: 1317275608
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crime Law and Justice in New Zealand Book Excerpt:

Crime, Law and Justice in New Zealand examines the recent crime trends and the social, political, and legal changes in New Zealand from the end of the twentieth century to the present. Serving as the only New Zealand–specific criminal justice text, this book takes a direct look at what is unique about the country’s criminal justice system and recent crime trends. Crime rates peaked in the early 1990s and have fallen since. Newbold considers why this happened through factors such as economy, ethnic composition, changing cultural trends, and legislative developments in policing and criminal justice. He unpacks various types of crime separately—violent crime, property crime, drug crime, gang crime, organised crime, etc.—and examines each in terms of the various complex factors affecting it, using illustrative examples from recent high-profile cases. The cover photo for Crime, Law and Justice in New Zealand was taken by Jono Rotman.