The British Hitman: 1974-2013

Macintyre, Donal and Wilson, David and Yardley, Elizabeth and Brolan, Liam (2014) The British Hitman: 1974-2013. Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, 53 (4). pp. 325-340. ISSN 0265-5527

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This exploratory article presents a typology of British 'hitmen' as identified within newspaper reports about contract killing. Demographic and criminological data related to these hitmen and their victims are analysed and, on the basis of this analysis, a typology of British hitmen is developed. Our typology suggests that British hitmen are: 'Novices'; 'Dilettantes'; 'Journeymen'; or 'Masters'. It is hoped that this typology will be of use to law enforcement. © 2014 The Howard League and John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

Item Type: Article
Identification Number:
September 2014Published
Uncontrolled Keywords: Britain, Contract killing, Hitman/hitmen, Typology
Subjects: CAH04 - psychology > CAH04-01 - psychology > CAH04-01-01 - psychology (non-specific)
Divisions: Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences > Dept. Criminology and Sociology
Depositing User: Yasser Nawaz
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2016 12:17
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2022 15:56

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