Progression from cafeteria to à la carte offending: Scottish organised crime narratives

Densley, James, McLean, Robert, Harding, Simon and Deuchar, Ross (2019) Progression from cafeteria to à la carte offending: Scottish organised crime narratives. The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, 58 (2). pp. 161-179. ISSN 0265-5527

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This paper presents insights from qualitative research into organised crime (OC) in Glasgow, Scotland. Interviews were conducted with a sample of 42 current and former offenders with a history of group offending in an attempt to understand variation in the onset, maintenance, and cessation of OC careers. Offending narratives revealed different OC trajectories. Drug dealing was the primary modus operandi of OC groups, but some offenders exhibited versatility and progression to wider criminal activity or a mix of illegitimate activity and legitimate business. Implications for future policing strategies and suggested additional research are outlined in response to these findings.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: criminal capital, drug dealing, narratives, organised crime, Scotland
Subjects: L300 Sociology
M200 Law by Topic
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Social Sciences
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2018 09:35
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2019 09:10

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