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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 this book aims to fill. It provides a comprehensive account of armed robbery, based on extensive research with 350 armed robbers in prison, and on work with two police armed response units 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 - from the Metropolitan and South Yorkshire Police. This is the book on the subject.
Roger Matthews is Professor of Criminology, Middlesex University and a leading authority in this field. He has written extensively in the criminology field, his recent publications including Doing Time (Macmillan 1999) and Imprisonment (Dartmouth, 1999).
1. Methodology, Data and Sources 2. The Motivation of Armed Robbers 3. Doing the Business 4. Weapon Use In Robbery 5. Victims of Robbery 6. Policing Armed Robbery 7. The Demise of Armed Robbery?
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