The Nature and Representation of Organised Crime in the United Kingdom

  • Dick Hobbs
Part of the Studies Of Organized Crime book series (SOOC, volume 4)

This contribution begins with a brief consideration of the historical context of contemporary organised crime, with particular emphasis placed upon urbanism, the era immediately prior to the commencement of the Second World War, the impact of the war itself and the post-war era. I then consider the role of studies of professional crime in shaping a specifically British version of organised criminality which places an emphasis upon proletarian renditions of high value theft.


Organize Crime Organise Crime Drug Trade Criminal Enterprise Organise Crime Group 
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© Springer 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Dick Hobbs
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  1. 1.University of DurhamUK

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