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Homicide and Organised Crime

Ethnographic Narratives of Serious Violence in the Criminal Underworld

  • Mohammed Rahman
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Part of the Palgrave Studies in Risk, Crime and Society book series (PSRCS)

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About this book

Introduction

This book offers rich ethnographic and narrative accounts of men who have been engaged in serious violence and organised crime in the West Midlands, England, drawing on several theoretical paradigms. Through case study examples, it considers contract killers and the nefarious position that ‘hitmen’ occupy in the criminal underworld. By charting insider perspectives from retired police officers, informants, ex-military personnel and ex-offenders, this book speaks to those who have a vested interest in violence, organised crime and ethnography. 

Keywords

auto ethnography ethnography violence violence and crime organised crime transnational crime violent offender West Midlands policing crime and gender criminology research methods

Authors and affiliations

  • Mohammed Rahman
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Social SciencesNottingham Trent UniversityNottinghamUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-16253-5
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Pivot, Cham
  • eBook Packages Law and Criminology
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-16252-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-16253-5
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