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Young, Muslim and criminal : experiences, identities and pathways into crime

Publisher: BRISTOL : POLICY Press, 2018.
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Qasim gained unique first-hand insight into the multifaceted lives of a group of young British male Muslims who offend after spending 4 years studying them. He unwraps their lives, explores their identities and explains what role religion and Pakistani culture play in their criminal behaviour.
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Qasim, Mohammed.
Young, Muslim and criminal : experiences, identities and pathways into crime.
Bristol ; Chicago, IL : Policy Press, ©2018
198 pages
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
ISBN: 144734149X 9781447341499 9781447341536 1447341538
OCLC Number: 1021294545
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Intro; YOUNG, MUSLIM AND CRIMINAL; Contents; Glossary; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Aim of the book; Conducting the research; Book overview; 1 The real names of the shops where The Boys socialised have been anonymised and they are instead referred to as Zaks.; 2 For anonymity reasons the names of The Boys have been changed.; 3 Given that I had been immersed in such prior knowledge and was pre-attuned to some of the shared understanding about The Boys' behaviours this also caused its own problems and these are discussed in the Appendix. 1. Young British Pakistani Muslim men and concern with increased levels of criminalityBritain's Pakistani population; History of the increased association of Pakistani men with offending behaviour; Concern around drug dealing and cases of grooming white British girls; Have British Pakistani Muslim men really become more criminal?; Socioeconomic and sociostructural factors explaining the increase in offending among British Pakistanis; Conclusion; 2. Bradford is home turf, it's our city; Textile Bradford; Pakistani migrants arrive to work in Bradford's textile mills. Textile demise made life difficult for Pakistani migrantsManningham; Manningham --
far from a haven of peace; Problems with overcrowding in Manningham; Generational tension between Pakistani elders and youth; Living in segregated communities; Fear of crime; Concern with drug dealing in Bradford; Conclusion; 1 Due to the Commonwealth Immigration Act 1962 on primary migrants, Pakistani migrants invited family members, including their wives and children, to live with them in the UK.; 3. The Boys, their identities and dynamics; Membership to the social circle of The Boys. Solidarity among The BoysDon't take relationships with women seriously; Anger problems were prevalent among The Boys; Banter was common among The Boys; Underlying mental health concerns; The Boys on the fringe; The Kids --
a younger group of Boys coming on the streets; Do a job for us?; We have very little education; Schooldays and delinquency; Work can't affect 'street cred'; Conclusion; 4. 'We are hustlers' --
relationship with drugs; Hustling is the only way to make money around here; Boasting was common among The Boys; Selling drugs was like running a business; All about making money. The desire to live lavish lifestylesAt times broke, no money; There's far too much competition in the drug market; The Boys were shrewd when hustling; The police love stitching us up; Ripps were less risk then hustling; Far from being 'Mr Bigs'; Drug use among The Boys; Violence was impulsive; Fighting 'one-on-one'; Conclusion; 6. The impact of Pakistani culture and Islamic faith on the lives of The Boys; Pakistani culture is challenging; Relationship with Islam; Conclusion.
Responsibility: Mohammed Qasim.

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