By Clive Small, Tom Gilling
A meticulously researched and revealing divulge of the hot gamers in organised crime.
Organised crime in Australia is extra reckless and extra violent than ever sooner than. managed through a brand new wave of gangland bosses, it has damaged previous taboos and shaped alliances that will have as soon as been unthinkable. So who now holds the power?
There are the center japanese gangs whose middle company is medications, the sale and stockpiling of harmful guns, extortion and large-scale fraud; the outlaw bike gangs with their fortified membership homes and amphetamine labs; and the Calabrian Mafia, consistently risky and opportunistic. much more scary, during the impact of radical Islam, organised crime and terrorism have began to merge. Our jails are turning drug buyers and motor vehicle thieves into holy warriors prepared to kill indiscriminately for his or her cause.
With an identical meticulous study that made Smack Express required analyzing for someone attracted to organised crime, Clive Small and Tom Gilling take us deep into this new, darkish and violent Australian underworld.
'[A] scary account of crime and violence in Sydney.' Sydney Morning Herald
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Most of the information I gathered there is confidential and thus not cited in this book, but the training helped me to better understand the magnitude of Albanian organized crime around the world. Twelve semi-structured interviews were conducted with less accessible research subjects—the organized crime offenders themselves. A few of those interviews were conducted with convicted offenders in a prison setting. In order to understand the offenders’ actions, it is useful to consider the self-created narratives that help to give form and significance to those actions.
Indeed, it is difficult to conduct reliable empirical research on an entity concealed in the criminal underworld. 12 Even if it were possible to interview offenders, one should remain skeptical about the reliability and validity of the data collected. Some authors have maintained that accounts given by offenders and informers are often self-glorifying fantasies (Potter and Jenkins 1985). Because it is almost impossible to gain direct access to the internal dynamics of a criminal organization, social scientists are forced to rely on accounts supplied by police, judicial authorities, and the media, and on reports from key witnesses.
Katz also argues that Allen’s experience is by no means unusual. ” In addition, the spending patterns of criminals support the contention that material deprivation is not their primary motive for committing crime. ” Often, much of the take is spent on others or simply given away. “It ain’t the money or the cars or the women. It’s about all that but ain’t what it’s deep down about. . The money ain’t nothing. You just use the money to make your play. To show people you are the best” (Katz 1990, 216).