Gangland Britain


Author: Tony Thompson
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1444719858
Category: True Crime
Page: 300
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This is a picture of crime from within the ranks of the Hell's Angels, the Yardies, the Triads and the Yakuza, as well as the more traditional old-style East End gangs. It gives an insight into their initiation ceremonies, their methods, their money-raising tactics. Here is a picture of organised crime, seen within the ranks of the Hell's Angels, the Yardies, the Triads and the Yakuza, as well as the old-style East-End gangs. It is an insight into their initiation ceremonies, their methods, their money-raising tactics; a timely portrayal of Britain's worst criminal problem.

One Blood

Inside Britain's Gang Culture
Author: John Heale
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1849830517
Category: Social Science
Page: 304
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* Gang crime on the streets of Britain is never out of the headlines * The level of gang violence is increasing: One Bloodexplains how and why * Unique access and insight into the problem by a critically acclaimed journalist who has spent time with gang members from all parts of the UK. * Includes contributions from police, youth workers, psychologists and academics as well as from gang members in their own words * Trade Paperback saw fantastic reviews from The Times, Telegraph, Independent, Evening Standard, Metro, The London Paper and theNewcastle Sunday Sun * Fully updated for the B-format following the outcome of the Rhys Jones murder trial * Every person who has the least involvement in youth work from politicians to policemen to parents of teenagers needs to read this book

Gangs


Author: Tony Thompson
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1848940548
Category: True Crime
Page: 300
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Organised crime is now the country's third biggest industry. The number of gangland murders, shootings and kidnappings, along with the levels of drug trafficking, people smuggling and money laundering, have all experienced phenomenal growth. Multi million pound drug deals and vicious turf wars have spread out from the inner cities and now affect even the most rural communities. The day-to-day impact of organised crime on our lives has never been greater. In GANGS, award-winning author Tony Thompson takes us on a gripping journey into the underworld. From Triad human traffickers in Dover and ecstasy factor owners in Liverpool, to Albanian vice barons in London and gun-toting teenage crack dealers in Birmingham, GANGS reveals the inside story of contemporary organised crime.

Das Kartell

Roman
Author: Don Winslow
Publisher: Droemer eBook
ISBN: 3426425025
Category: Fiction
Page: 832
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Der Spiegel-Bestseller "Das Kartell", die Fortsetzung des internationalen Bestsellers "Tage der Toten" des Thriller-Autors Don Winslow, ist ein monumentales Epos über den mexikanisch-amerikanischen Drogenkrieg. Es ist das Jahr 2004: Sie waren mal beste Freunde. Aber das ist viele Jahre und unzählige Auftragsmorde her. Der Drogenfahnder Art Keller tritt nun an, um Adán Barrera, dem mächtigen Drogenboss in Mexiko, für immer das Handwerk zu legen. Er begibt sich auf eine atemlose Jagd und in einen entfesselten Krieg zwischen CIA, DEA und Narcos, in dem die Grenzen zwischen Gut und Böse schon längst verschwunden sind. Eine wahrhaft erschütternde, genau recherchierte Geschichte über die mexikanisch-amerikanischen Drogenkriege, über Gier und Korruption, Rache und Gerechtigkeit, Heldenmut und Hinterhältigkeit. "Der beste Roman von Don Winslow. Hochspannend, brutal, ungeheuer atmosphärisch, bis ins letzte Detail durchgeplant." James Ellroy

Teen Gangs

A Global View
Author: Maureen P. Duffy,Scott Edward Gillig
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313321504
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 230
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Gang activity in 14 countries, including the United States, is discussed within the larger framework of social and economic conditions.

Docklands

Cultures in Conflict, Worlds in Collision
Author: Janet Foster
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1857282744
Category: Social Science
Page: 384
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This text is a sociological study of a community in transition and the impact of urban regeneration. The process of change on the Isle of Dogs is revealed from the differing perspectives of Islanders, developers and business, and yuppies attracted to the area. The book is intended for undergraduate and postgraduate courses in urban sociology, social geography, cultural and community studies, housing and urban planning, race and ethnic studies, and broader market including Open University courses, "A"-level courses and general interest.

Docklands: Urban Change


Author: Janet Foster
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135367590
Category: Social Science
Page: 224
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First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Patched

The History of Gangs in New Zealand
Author: Jarrod Gilbert
Publisher: Auckland University Press
ISBN: 1869407784
Category: Social Science
Page: 384
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The Devil's Henchmen throwing Molotov cocktails at the Epitaph Riders in Christchurch's first gang war. Prime Minister Rob Muldoon surrounded by Black Power members at the Royal Tiger Tavern in Wellington. The Magogs and the Mothers, PEP schemes and P dealers, patches and ridgies, colours and class: for five decades gangs have had a massive impact on New Zealand life.

The Pocket A-Z of Criminal Justice


Author: Bryan Gibson
Publisher: Waterside Press
ISBN: 1906534764
Category: Law
Page: 240
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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.

Young Blood

The Inside Story of How Street Gangs Hijacked Britain's Biggest Drugs Cartel
Author: Graham Johnson
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 178057746X
Category: Social Science
Page: 304
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'The young bloods did not care whether they killed criminals or civilians . . .’ The Cartel is Britain’s biggest drugs gang, a global corporation employing thousands of criminals and flooding Britain with cocaine and heroin. Yet the established order is under threat: street gangs are overwhelming the old-school Cartel godfathers with a campaign of violence, intimidation and mayhem, heralding a series of events that has had devastating consequences for the whole of society. In Young Blood, the explosive follow-up to The Cartel, bestselling true-crime author Graham Johnson reveals how the brutal assassination of drug baron Colin ‘King Cocaine’ Smith in 2007 by a group of young bucks triggered the rise of the foot soldier, and exposes the bitter struggle that has spread throughout Europe as various factions battle to seize control of the most lucrative crime syndicate in British history.

City of Gangs: Glasgow and the Rise of the British Gangster


Author: Andrew Davies
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1444739786
Category: True Crime
Page: 464
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'A new type of criminal is in our midst - a dangerous, ruthless, well-armed man, who will stick at nothing, not even murder. He is introducing into this country the gangster methods of Chicago and New York... Trade depression has thrown into unemployment thousands of unskilled youths who have nothing to do but lounge about the street corners of our slums in gangs.' John Bull weekly newspaper, 1932. During the 1920s and 1930s, Glasgow gained an unenviable and enduring notoriety as Britain's gang city - the 'Scottish Chicago'. Now Andrew Davies, author of the acclaimed The Gangs of Manchester, brings to life the reign of terror exerted on Glasgow by gangs like the Billy Boys, the Kent Star, the Savoy Arcadians and the South Side Stickers. Out of the most dilapidated and overcrowded tenements in Britain, stepped young men and women dressed like Hollywood gangsters and their molls. On the city's streets, they took centre stage in dramas of their own making, fighting territorial battles laced with religious sectarianism and running protection rackets modelled on those of the American underworld. Drawing on fifteen years of original research, Andrew Davies provides compelling portraits of legendary figures such as 'Razor King' John Ross and Billy Fullerton, leader of the Billy Boys - described as the 'Al Capone' of the city's East End. He sheds new light on the way the city's police and judiciary dealt with the gangs and reveals the fascinating role played by the media in creating myths of the underworld. During what the Daily Express described as 'The War on the Gang', Glasgow's police were led by Chief Constable Percy Sillitoe (who later became head of M15), determined to maintain the image as a tough, gang-busting cop he had forged in Sheffield during the 1920s. This dramatic story, played out against the backdrop of the most volatile of Britain's cities, provides a new window onto the most turbulent period in modern British history and a timely reminder of how deprivation, unemployment and religious bigotry are a toxic cocktail in any era.

In den Straßen die Wut


Author: Ryan Gattis
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3644546517
Category: Fiction
Page: 528
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Sechs Tage im Jahr 1992. Polizisten misshandeln einen schwarzen Bürger und Los Angeles explodiert. Plünderungen, überall brennt es; ein Bürgerkrieg mitten im Herzen der westlichen Welt. Was passiert, wenn die Polizei eine Stadt den Armeen der Gangs überlässt? Rechnungen werden beglichen noch und noch. Davon erzählt dieser ungeheuerliche Roman. Am Anfang ein unmenschlicher Mord: Wir erleben ihn aus der Sicht des Opfers. Dann kommen andere zu Wort: skrupellose und weniger skrupellose Gangster, rassistische Polizisten, Krankenschwestern, Junkies, jugendliche Mitläufer. Und es entsteht das Bild einer Gesellschaft, in der der Stärkere den Schwächeren frisst und die sich im Ausnahmezustand gänzlich enthüllt. Ein Roman wie ein Tarantino-Film, ein Gewaltexzess, ein Experiment, ein Buch ohne Vorbild. «Eine monumentale Leistung: Gattis nimmt den Leser mit in das zerbrochene, wütende Herz von Los Angeles während der Unruhen von 1992 und blinzelt nicht einmal mit den Augen vor dem, was er da sieht.» (Dennis Lehane) «Ein symphonischer, unglaublich perfekter, unüberbietbarer Roman. Er hat mich in einem Stück verschluckt.» (David Mitchell) «Heftige, temporeiche, lebenspralle Szenen einer Stadt im Krieg. Dieser Autor weiß genau, wovon er schreibt.» (Joyce Carol Oates) «Das herzzerreißende Bild einer Stadt, die sich selbst zerstört.» (Paula Hawkins, Autorin von «Girl on the Train») «Ein wahnsinnig hochtouriger Roman: schmutzig, nervenzerfetzend, manchmal unerträglich gewaltsam, gleichzeitig aber auch erfüllt von einem tiefen Mitgefühl für seine Figuren.» (New York Times)

Outlaws

Inside the Violent World of Biker Gangs
Author: Tony Thompson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781444716610
Category: Gang members
Page: 386
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Everyone's heard of the Hell's Angels but the Outlaws Motorcycle Club is a band of brothers like no other. Hidden away from mainstream society behind multiple layers of secrecy, mythology and a campaign of misinformation that portrays them as lovable rogues, the day-to-day realities of life within this world have been kept out of the public arena. Until now. Outlaws strips away the romantic myths surrounding biker gangs to reveal 25 years of mass brawls, brutal murders and huge drug busts spanning Australia, the UK, Europe, America and Canada.

Outlaws: Inside the Hell's Angel Biker Wars

Inside the Violent World of Biker Gangs
Author: Tony Thompson
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1444716638
Category: True Crime
Page: 400
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An outlaw motorcycle club is a band of brothers like no other. Hidden away from mainstream society behind multiple layers of secrecy, mythology and a sophisticated campaign of misinformation that portrays them as nothing more than loveable rogues, the brutal truth about the biker world has long escaped public scrutiny. In reality, today's outlaw bikers are at the epicentre of a violent underworld subculture, enforced by a ruthless code of silence, and control a global criminal empire worth millions. Spanning the UK, Europe, America, Canada and Australia, OUTLAWS is a compelling, shocking and chilling story of how bikers are born and made, and how and why they die.

Youth in Crisis?

'Gangs', Territoriality and Violence
Author: Barry Goldson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136833293
Category: Law
Page: 248
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Few issues attract greater concern and censure than those that surround youth 'gangs'. Comprising 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.

Gangs of Britain - The Gripping True Stories of the Faces Who Run Britain's Organised Crime


Author: Wensley Clarkson
Publisher: John Blake Publishing
ISBN: 1784185299
Category: True Crime
Page: 300
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Today's gangsters are streets apart from the old-style gang lords of the Fifties and Sixties. The godfathers of old were seen by many as a stabilising influence. Their power inspired respect and they well and truly kept the underworld in check. The 21st century gangs of Britain are far more shady.Their brutality has spread far and wide and they live and thrive in our midst, on the streets and in suburbs where ordinary folk live. The creeping tentacles of crime have never stretched further. Organised crime is now worth more than GBP 10 billion in Britain every year. The old crimes of prostitution and extortion are being dropped in favour of multi-million pound drug deals, bringing gangsters more money and power than they've ever known. It is a cut-throat industry that is conducted in the shadows and driven solely by profit.Acclaimed true crime author Wensley Clarkson has met many of Britain's richest and most powerful gangs. In this fascinating and gripping account, he provides an extraordinary insight into these feared characters and takes us on a journey into the dark and glamorous underworld that seems to prove that, for many gangs, crime really does pay.This book reveals the activities of these gangs to the world, exposing such underworld legends as Kenneth Noye and the Adams family, who hold continuing fascination with lovers of true crime. Wensley Clarkson has a die-hard fan base that buys literally everything that he writes. His investigation leads to the shocking conclusion that crime is the third biggest industry in the UK, subsidising even legitimate businesses.

Gangland UK


Author: Christopher Berry-Dee
Publisher: John Blake Publishing
ISBN: 1843586916
Category: True Crime
Page: 288
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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.

I Am Not A Gangster


Author: Bobby Cummines
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1473501636
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 320
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'I am not a gangster,' I spat. 'I'm a businessman trying to make a hard-earned crust. Understood?' I didn't give him time to reply. I took the barrel out of his mouth and smashed him in the face with the butt. His lip split, but he wasn't a dead man. He seemed to appreciate that his life had been spared. He spluttered his thanks: 'Ok, you’re not a gangster. You are not a gangster.' This is the gripping true story of how one man ruled his north London manor with an iron fist – and a sawn-off shotgun called Kennedy. It’s a shocking insight into a society where the rules are made by gangland leaders and if anybody dare break them, they have to deal with the consequences. Bobby was sent to prison for the first time in 1967, aged 16, and over the next decade he established himself as a hardened criminal running protection rackets and robberies against a backdrop of all-out gang warfare, where doorstep slayings and bloody shoot-outs were common. Eventually Bobby was sentenced to 12 years in Britain’s most notorious prisons, along with the Krays, Charlie Richardson and the Yorkshire Ripper. Inside, he was introduced to the Open University and on his release he soon got down to business again. Only this time his efforts saw him go from custody of Her Majesty’s Prison Service to meeting with the Queen herself... I Am Not A Gangster is an explosive account of life in the criminal underworld by one of Britain’s most dangerous men, but above all it’s a remarkable tale of redemption with the biggest turnaround in gangland history.

Empire of Crime

Organised Crime in the British Empire
Author: Tim Newark
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1780571526
Category: Social Science
Page: 272
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Sometimes the best intentions can have the worst results. In 1908, British reformers banned the export of Indian opium to China. As a result, the world price of opium soared to a new high and a century of lucrative drug smuggling began. Criminal producers in other countries exploited the prohibition and gang wars broke out across South-East Asia. It was the greatest gift the British Empire gave to organised crime. Empire of Crime introduces the reader to a whole new collection of heroes and villains, including pioneering narcotics investigator Russell Pasha, commandant of the Cairo police force; master criminal Du Yue-Sheng, drug lord of the Shanghai underworld; and tough North-West Frontier police chief Lieutenant-Colonel Roos-Keppel, nemesis of Afghan criminal gangs. Tim Newark weaves hidden reports, secret government files and personal letters together with first-hand accounts to tell the epic story of a global fight against organised crime.

Die Geheimnisse von Paris


Author: Eugène Sue
Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
ISBN: 3849637360
Category:
Page: 538
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Dieses Werk handelt von intriganten Adelsparteien und besonders dem Pariser Unterschichten-Milieu, dessen schwieriger Alltag zwischen Arbeit, Elend und Verbrechen von Sue teils realistisch, teils pittoresk idealisierend, aber immer spannend und mit wachsender Anteilnahme geschildert wird. Eine zentrale Person und Identifikationsfigur des Autors ist hierbei der Comte (= Graf) de Gérolstein, der sich als "Rodolphe" inkognito unter das Volk begibt und rettend und rächend als Superheld auftritt.