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How organised crime affects the most vulnerable communities

Citation
Hamilton-Smith N (2018) How organised crime affects the most vulnerable communities. The Conversation. 13.06.2018. https://theconversation.com/how-organised-crime-affects-the-most-vulnerable-communities-98262

Abstract
First paragraph: Despite the lurid coverage of organised crime in the UK, the public often appears relatively sanguine about it in studies, preferring police to focus on more everyday crime such as antisocial behaviour, burglary and property damage. Other surveys such as the Police Foundation’s recent study of the impact of organised crime on communities in England have attempted through creative (but speculative) analysis of local crime figures, to determine what proportion is down to organised crime. Our own study of communities in Scotland focuses more on the stories and experiences of local people in trying to understand how organised crime not only affects community life, but how it has come to “sell” and sustain itself in particular areas.

Type of mediaThe Conversation
StatusPublished
Author(s)Hamilton-Smith, Niall
FundersScottish Government
Publication date13/06/2018
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/27382
Related URLshttps://theconversation.com/…ommunities-98262
Place of publicationLondon
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