Understanding organised crime and fatal violence in Birmingham: a case study of the 2003 New Year shootings

Rahman, M. ORCID: 0000-0001-6349-0359, 2016. Understanding organised crime and fatal violence in Birmingham: a case study of the 2003 New Year shootings. In: British Criminology Conference 2016: Inequalities in a Diverse World, Nottingham, 6-8 July 2016.

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Abstract

This paper discusses the relationship between fatal violence and organised crime. It does this by first providing a brief overview of two Birmingham street based organised crime groups, and then considers the 2003 fatal shootings of Letisha Shakespeare and Charlene Ellis. Methodologically this research is qualitative, and the ethnographic strand of the research offers a "criminological autopsy" of the case. By triangulating primary data, secondary sources and criminological theory, it is hoped that this paper will provide an exploratory understanding of the overlooked and under researched correlation between organised crime and fatal violence.

Item Type: Conference contribution
Description: Published in Papers from the British Criminology Conference 2016. Volume 16, pp. 74-89. (ISSN: 1759-0043)
Creators: Rahman, M.
Date: July 2016
Rights: © 2016 the author and the British Society of Criminology
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 07 Mar 2019 14:16
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2019 14:16
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/35932

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