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