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

Densley, J., Mclean, R., Deuchar, R. and Harding, Simon (2018) Progression from cafeteria to à la carte offending: Scottish organised crime narratives. The Howard Journal of Crime and Justice, 58 (2). pp. 161-179. ISSN 2059-1098

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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
Identifier: 10.1111/hojo.12304.
Additional Information: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: [DENSLEY, J. , MCLEAN, R. , DEUCHAR, R. and HARDING, S. (2019), Progression from Cafeteria to à la carte Offending: Scottish Organised Crime Narratives. The Howard Journal of Crime and Justice. doi:10.1111/hojo.12304], which has been published in final form at This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions.
Keywords: organised crime; drug dealing; Scotland; criminal capital; narratives.
Subjects: Law and criminal justice > Criminal justice > Criminology
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Depositing User: Simon Harding
Date Deposited: 03 Jan 2019 10:19
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2024 15:59


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