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Title: Homicide and Organized Crime in England
Authors: Hopkins, Matt
Tilley, Nick
Gibson, Kate
First Published: 3-Oct-2012
Publisher: Sage
Citation: Homicide Studies, 2012, (Online first)
Abstract: This article reports results of a study identifying and analyzing the 17 homicides (from a total 696 recorded non-terrorist homicides) committed as part of organized crime in England and Wales in 2005-2006. Homicides related to organized crime were found to follow from inter group rivalries, tensions within the same organized crime group, or police/citizen resistance during armed robbery. The motivations of the homicides can be broadly categorized as instrumental or expressive. Suggestions are made for further research on the conditions surrounding such homicides and on the relative rarity of organized crime related homicides in Britain.
DOI Link: 10.1177/1088767912461786
ISSN: 1088-7679
eISSN: 1552-6720
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: © 2012, Sage Publications. Deposited with reference to the publisher’s archiving policy available on the SHERPA/RoMEO website.
Appears in Collections:Published Articles, Dept. of Criminology

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