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State Crime

State Crime

1st Edition

Alan Doig
December 17, 2010

This book provides an introduction to state crime, with a particular focus on the UK. The use of crime by the UK to achieve its policy and political objectives is an underdeveloped aspect of academic study of individual and institutional criminality, the exercise of political power, public...

Safety Crimes

Safety Crimes

1st Edition

Steve Tombs, Dave Whyte
September 01, 2007

Every year in the UK, hundreds of workers are killed just doing their jobs, thousands more die of illnesses caused by their work and tens of thousands suffer major injuries such as amputations, loss of sight, serious burns, and so on. Worldwide, two million people are killed by work each year. Yet...

Fraud

Fraud

1st Edition

Alan Doig
September 01, 2006

Fraud remains one of the most important crimes and causes billions of pounds of losses each year, many thousands of people are employed to try to prevent it, but it has remained largely neglected in the literature. This book provides comprehensive coverage of the main issues involved in fraud, its...

Murder

Murder

1st Edition

Shani D'Cruze, Sandra L. Walklate, Samantha Pegg
April 01, 2006

This book seeks to unravel the issues associated with the crime of murder, providing a highly accessible account of the subject for people coming to it for the first time. It uses detailed case studies as a way of exemplifying and exploring more general questions of socio-cultural responses to...

Street Crime

Street Crime

1st Edition

Simon Hallsworth
February 01, 2005

Street crime remains high on the public and political agenda, and is frequently the subject of media attention and concern. This book aims to provide a detailed and accessible account of the phenomenon, placing the subject in its theoretical, historical and political context. It addresses the...

Car Crime

Car Crime

1st Edition

Claire Corbett
June 01, 2003

Crime involving cars – whether involving offences by drivers or theft of and from cars – represents a substantial proportion of offences committed, and occupies an enormous amount of police time. But it is not always perceived as the serious crime that it is: many traffic offences cause enormous...

Armed Robbery

Armed Robbery

1st Edition

Roger Matthews
April 01, 2002

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...

Burglary

Burglary

1st Edition

Rob Mawby
August 01, 2001

Burglary has all the credentials as the 'folk crime of the new millennium', and is regularly identified as one of the crimes most feared by the public. Victims are particularly affected by burglary, and burglary is generally at the centre of crime prevention and community safety strategies. This...

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