Introduction and Methodology

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


This chapter succinctly discusses the personal and professional journey that led to the fruition of this book, and makes clear the case for studying homicide and organised crime. In addition, it charts the research methodologies utilised in the empirical investigations and provides an outline of each chapter. Towards the end of the chapter, a brief account is offered on why the content of this book offers a unique contribution to criminology and wider aspects of social sciences.


Birmingham Case study Criminological autopsy Critical realism Dash-cam ethnography Epistemology Ethics Ethnography Ethnographic content analysis History Homicide Methodology Narrative criminology Ontology Organised crime Ultra-realism Violence 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Social SciencesNottingham Trent UniversityNottinghamUK

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