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Guns and Gangs : The Inside Story of the War on Our Streets - Graeme McLagan

Guns and Gangs

The Inside Story of the War on Our Streets

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An unprecedented investigation into the shocking realities of gun crime on Britain's streets, Guns and Gangs lifts the lid on a hugely important modern-day problem - an expensive problem both in terms of money and young lives.

After terrorism, the single greatest worry for law enforcement agencies is gun crime, and in particular 'black on black' shootings. McLagan has had exclusive access to police files and case histories.

Alongside his findings from these records are interviews with police officers, victims and their families, witnesses, lawyers and perpetrators of gun crime.

The result is a unique, fascinating and horrifying expose of the disturbing truth behind this plague on our streets.

About the Author

Graeme McLagan specialises in long-term investigations for BBC news and current affairs programs. He has been the BBC's expert on police corruption for more than twenty years, presenting three Panorama programs on the subject as well as several major stories for Newsnight. He won the Royal Television Society prize for his scoops while covering the 'Arms for Iraq' scandal and was commended in 1998 for Bent, the second of his Panorama programs on police corruption.

He is the co-author of Mr Evil, the story of David Copeland, the neo-Nazi bomber. Born in London and still living there, Graeme McLagan is married with two grown-up children. He joined the BBC in 1971, becoming Home Affairs reporter and then Special Correspondent.

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this book covers many faces of crimes

By kien-trung

from st.johns park ,nsw 2176

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Pros

  • Collection Of True Crime
  • Easy To Understand
  • Informative
  • Well Written

Cons

  • Hardly To Find Cons

Best Uses

  • Fascinated By Humannature
  • Gift
  • Older Readers
  • Travel Reading
  • Younger Readers

Comments about Guns and Gangs:

I read this book during my holiday and travelling. I found this book is a collection of true crime which illustrated many diferrent sides of criminal matters .Based on the principle of cause and effect, author Graeme Mclagan leaded readers to the truth behind the dark and complicated side of criminal cases

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'Graeme McLagan provides, perhaps for the first time, real answers - Compelling, if disturbing, reading' Evening Standard 'Chilling' Simon Jenkins, Sunday Times

ISBN: 9780749007676
ISBN-10: 0749007672
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 295
Published: 4th August 2009
Publisher: Allison & Busby
Dimensions (cm): 18.5 x 11.4  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.222