Bad Business: Professional Crime in Modern Britain

Bad Business: Professional Crime in Modern Britain

by Colleen A. Hobbs, Dick Hobbs
     
 

Written by a leading commentator on the culture of crime and criminality, this book is a hard-hitting and disturbing insight into the activities and attitudes of professional Criminals. The work is based upon interviews with generations of criminals whose activities range from violence, intimidation, and protection rackets through to drug dealing and car theft.

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Written by a leading commentator on the culture of crime and criminality, this book is a hard-hitting and disturbing insight into the activities and attitudes of professional Criminals. The work is based upon interviews with generations of criminals whose activities range from violence, intimidation, and protection rackets through to drug dealing and car theft. Professional criminals talk in graphic detail about their violent methods and ruthless attitudes to those who stand in their way. The stories show a picture of a community where criminals have an elevated status, where violence is seen as a part of life, and prison is an occupational hazard—not a deterrent. The author spent three years at street level talking to the people whose stories appear in this book, and he presents us with a picture of a world beyond the usual glamorous, media friendly images of the gangster: a place where it is a struggle to thrive in a dangerous and highly competitive environment.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198258483
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/28/1995
Pages:
152
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 9.56(h) x 0.64(d)

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