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Understanding serious organised crime: the view of law enforcement personnel in Scotland

McGallagly, James Joseph (2009) Understanding serious organised crime: the view of law enforcement personnel in Scotland. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

This research explores the law enforcement view of serious organised crime in Scotland set within a framework that explores organised crime in terms of its history, definition, group structure, violence and its capacity for corruption. While the focus of the work is on organised crime groups operating in Scotland, organised crime is a global phenomenon consequently, the research draws upon both national and international sources, exploring the literature, research, legal rules, conventions and protocols. The research is however centered upon law enforcement perceptions of serious organised crime as it is manifest in Scotland. Therefore, this dissertation reports the views of Scottish law enforcement personnel obtained using both quantitative and qualitative methods.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Additional Information: Due to copyright and embargo reasons the full text of this thesis cannot be made available online.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Colleges/Schools: College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Social Work
Supervisor's Name: McKeganey, Professor Neil
Date of Award: 2009
Embargo Date: 5 January 2015
Depositing User: Mr JJ McGallagly
Unique ID: glathesis:2009-1412
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 13 Jan 2010
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2014 13:18
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/1412

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