Armed Robbery

Armed Robbery

by Roger Matthews
     
 

Despite the significance of armed robbery in the criminal justice system, the media and in the public mind there has been little systematic research or writing on the subject beyond the popular accounts. In both the USA and the UK there remains a large gap in the literature on the subject, which this book aims to fill. It provides a comprehensive account of armed

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Overview

Despite the significance of armed robbery in the criminal justice system, the media and in the public mind there has been little systematic research or writing on the subject beyond the popular accounts. In both the USA and the UK there remains a large gap in the literature on the subject, which this book aims to fill. It provides a comprehensive account of armed robbery, based on extensive research with 350 armed robbers in prison, and on work with two police armed response units Despite the significance of armed robbery in the criminal justice system, the media and in the public mind there has been little systematic research or writing on the subject beyond the popular accounts – from the Metropolitan and South Yorkshire Police. This is the book on the subject.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2901903240600
Publisher:
Willan Publishing
Publication date:
08/28/2002
Edition description:
NE

Table of Contents

List of figures and tables
Acknowledgements
1Methodology, data and sources1
2The motivation of armed robbers18
3Doing the business43
4Weapon use in robbery64
5Victims of robbery85
6Policing armed robbery103
7The demise of armed robbery?128
References147
Index161

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