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.

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.

Gangs


Author: Tony Thompson
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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.

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 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.

The Eurogang Paradox

Street Gangs and Youth Groups in the U.S. and Europe
Author: Malcolm Klein
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780792368441
Category: Law
Page: 341
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The Eurogang Paradox is the first comprehensive collection of original research reports on the status of street gangs and problematic youth groups in Europe, as well as a set of special, state-of-the-art reports on the current status of American street gang research and its implications for the European gang situation. Seven American papers are joined with reports from England, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Russia, Holland, Belgium, France, and Slovenia. Summary chapters by the American and European editors provide overviews of the street gang picture: the associated issues and problems of definition, community context, comparative research procedures, and implications for prevention and intervention. Professionals and students will find these papers easy to comprehend yet fully informative on comparative street gang studies.

Street Gangs Throughout the World


Author: Herbert C. Covey
Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher
ISBN: 0398079064
Category: Social Science
Page: 315
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This updated and expanded new edition continues the theme of the first edition of emphasizing the substantial growth of street gangs throughout the world. Although a substantial amount of research on street gangs has been conducted in recent decades, much of it has focused on the United States. This book summarizes much of the research being conducted in many other countries where the street gang phenomenon is currently developing, which includes poverty, the retreat of the state, increasing income inequality, urbanization, population growth, exploitation, marginalization, underground economies, racism, and ethnocentrism. The introductory section of the text addresses important topics on the various definitions of gangs and youth subcultures and presents methodological issues concerning the measurement of street gang activity in different countries. The second section offers an overview of the primary studies and most recent findings regarding American street gangs. The third section discusses recent and historical findings about street gangs in Europe and highlights studies in Great Britain, Northern Ireland, Scotland, France, Germany, Belgium, Scandinavia, and the Eastern European bloc. The fourth section provides current research on the Western Hemisphere and focuses on Canada, Jamaica, Brazil, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Trinidad, Ecuador, Tobago, and El Salvador and further examines the influence of American-style gangs on the region. Section five addresses street gangs in India, China, Japan, Hong Kong, and Korea with special emphasis on Russia. The sixth section discusses the emerging street gang activity in Africa and Australia, as well as many of the island nations of the Pacific Ocean. The final section compares gang research from the various parts of the world and projects universal trends. This book provides the most current and comprehensive overview of worldwide street gang activity stressing those features that are shared by all gangs regardless of nationality, ethnicity, or gender, and postulates what the future holds for street gangs throughout the world.

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.

Charlie and the Angels

The Outlaws, the Hells Angels and the Sixty Years War
Author: Alex Caine
Publisher: Random House Canada
ISBN: 0307358968
Category: True Crime
Page: 208
View: 1944

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The Outlaws Motorcycle Club's story is told here for the first time, by criminal underworld author and former infiltrator Alex Caine. They are the original biker gang, and their sixty years of war with the Hells Angels is the stuff of legend. Right down to their signature logo (a skull known as "Charlie"), the McCook Outlaws Motorcycle Club, formed in 1935, defined the look and sensibility of the twentieth-century biker. In the 1950s, a rising gang of toughs in California threatened to steal their thunder. But, recognizing an opportunity for expansion, the Outlaws reached out. The nascent Hells Angels sent them home to Chicago, beaten, humiliated and forever bent on the Angels' destruction. Sixty years and thousands of maimed and murdered later, the Hells Angels are a dominant criminal empire. The Outlaws, loosely allied with the number-two club in the biker universe, the Bandidos, sit contentedly as the number-three power, though they rule in places like the UK, the Great Lakes, Florida and the US Midwest. Less concerned with making money than the Angels, they continue to define the vicious biker character like few of their peers. Working undercover, Alex Caine witnessed the buffering of the big clubs' US turfs in a Bandidos-mediated truce between the Outlaws and Angels in the 1980s. But like every deal between bikers, that one soured, and a storm of unimaginable violence and scope is brewing. The alliance is expanding and determined to unseat the Angels for once and for all. From the Hardcover edition.

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.

Judas Pig


Author: Horace Silver
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1304370852
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: N.A
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Billy Abrahams is a career criminal who makes a very good living from violence, armed robbery, sex shops, and theft from other criminals. But he becomes increasingly haunted by childhood ghosts and by the ever-growing influence of Danny, his psychopathic partner in crime. Billy finds himself starting to look beyond the violence and the scams, slowly descending into a drug-fuelled netherworld that affects his judgment and his perceptions. He is finally tipped over the edge when Danny commits an act even Billy cannot stomach. And that's when things really start to go wrong. This explosive first novel from a reformed career criminal comes with authenticity stamped throughout.

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.

Fog on the Tyne

The Story of Britain's Bloodiest Gang War
Author: Bernard O'Mahoney
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1845968050
Category: Social Science
Page: 256
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For more than fifty years, two ruthless gangs have dominated the Tyneside underworld. Initially, the Conroy and the Sayers families lived side by side in relative harmony in the West End of Newcastle, but the birth of the drug-fuelled rave culture in the late 1980s changed everything. Drunk on power and with an intense desire to take complete control of the north-east, the families went to war with one another and with anyone else who stood in their way. What followed was an orgy of mindless violence. In Fog on the Tyne, bestselling true-crime author Bernard O'Mahoney explores the origins of this gangland war and reveals for the first time how and why it spiralled out of control, leaving many injured and others dead.

Soul Crew


Author: David Jones,Tony Rivers
Publisher: Milo Books Ltd
ISBN: N.A
Category: True Crime
Page: N.A
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The Cardiff Soul Crew are recognised by police intelligence officers as the most violent football hooligan gang currently active in Britain. Their 400-plus members have been involved in mass disorder at matches for more than twenty-five years. Yet they have largely escaped the notoriety of their English counterparts - until now. Two men closely involved with the gang tell its history from its origins through to the present day: their leaders, their fashions, how they organise and who they fight. Soul Crew relates how an infamous clash with Manchester United's Red Army in the mid-Seventies was the impetus for the formation of the mob. A core group of hardcases from the tough Docks area of Cardiff was joined by alienated, unemployed youths from the valleys and former pit villages of South Wales. They took their name from their love of soul music and adopted the casual fashion of designer-label clothes. In time they would fight fierce battles with rivals like the Frontline Crew, the Bushwhackers, the Gooners and the Central Element. Soul Crew also reveals for the first time the network of alliances and communications between the leading hooligans around the country: the so-called "Category C" thugs who organise much of the violence. And it tells of their cat-and-mouse relationship with the police spotters who now follow them everywhere Soul Crew is the best evocation yet of life running with a soccer mob.

Young Guns

Inside the Violent World of Britain's Street Gangs
Author: Steve Hackman
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781903854921
Category: Gang members
Page: 272
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Teenage killings and gang violence seem to dominate the headlines. Across the nation, young lives are being lost or destroyed by knives and guns and communities are held in a grip of fear as rival crews fight for bloody supremacy. But how much do the public really know about Britain's street gangs? Who are they, how do they operate and what leads them to pursue the lives they do? With first hand research among gang members, Young Guns chronicles the new generation of violent gangstas in towns and cities across the UK.

Gang Wars of London - How the Streets of the Capital Became a Battleground


Author: Wensley Clarkson
Publisher: John Blake Publishing
ISBN: 1784184993
Category: True Crime
Page: 300
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Gang Wars of London charts the development of organised crime in the capital since 1945, from the post-war street gangs to the drug barons, cyber criminals and terrorists that threaten our safety today.The underworld has thrived for more than half a century but it appears the capital has now entered its most deadly phrase, as vicious gangs from all over the globe are making this city their home. They will do anything to get what they want and challenge anyone who gets in their way: police, civilians or each other.Here, for the first time, is an up-to-date and in-depth account of London's current crime epidemic that threatens to destroy the very fabric of our capital city.

Gang War


Author: Peter Walsh
Publisher: Milo Books Ltd
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: N.A
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Gangs of London

100 Years of Mob Warfare
Author: Brian Mcdonald
Publisher: Milo Books Ltd
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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'Lifts the lid on London gangs of the last two centuries' THE WEEKLY NEWS 'Lays bare the truth behind the capital's underworld far before the Krays and the Richardsons became well known' THE WHARF 'Incredible real-life tales' SOUTHWARK NEWS Long before the Kray twins, London was plagued by gang warfare as vicious as anything that was to come. From the 19th century onwards, violent mobs fought pitched battles for territory and local pride. The Bethnal Green Boys hunted Hackney's Broadway Boys, Clerkenwell took on Somers Town, the Red Hands prowled Deptford and the Silver Hatchets terrorised Islington, while the police and judiciary seemed powerless to stop them. The first-ever history of these intriguing street mobs traces them from Jonathan Wild, the archetype for Dickens' Fagin, to sprawling super-gangs like the Titanic and the Elephant Boys. It tells the bloody story of the racecourse wars, when Darby Sabini and Billy Kimber slugged it out for control of gambling pitches, and of such big hitters as George Sage, the guv'nor of Camden Town, Dodger Mullins and the McDonald brothers. Eventually these local 'firms' spawned notorious gangsters such as Jack Spot, Billy Hill and Johnny Carter, who carved out organised crime rackets across the capital. Gangs of London is a riveting journey through the dark underbelly of one of the world's great cities.

Gangs of Russia

From the Streets to the Corridors of Power
Author: Svetlana Stephenson
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 1501701673
Category: Social Science
Page: 264
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Since their spectacular rise in the 1990s, Russian gangs have remained entrenched in many parts of the country. Some gang members have perished in gang wars or ended up behind prison bars, while others have made spectacular careers off the streets and joined the Russian elite. But the rank and file of gangs remain substantially incorporated into their communities and society as a whole, with bonds and identities that bridge the worlds of illegal enterprise and legal respectability. In Gangs of Russia, Svetlana Stephenson explores the secretive world of the gangs. Using in-depth interviews with gang members, law enforcers, and residents in the city of Kazan, together with analyses of historical and sociological accounts from across Russia, she presents the history of gangs both before and after the arrival of market capitalism. Contrary to predominant notions of gangs as collections of maladjusted delinquents or illegal enterprises, Stephenson argues, Russian gangs should be seen as traditional, close-knit male groups with deep links to their communities. Stephenson shows that gangs have long been intricately involved with the police and other state structures in configurations that are both personal and economic. She also explains how the cultural orientations typical of gangs—emphasis on loyalty to one's own, showing toughness to outsiders, exacting revenge for perceived affronts and challenges—are not only found on the streets but are also present in the top echelons of today's Russian state.