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Young, Muslim and Criminal : Experiences, Identities and Pathways into Crime - (Paperback)
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In recent years there has been significant negative attention towards young British male Muslims, who are perceived to be increasingly dangerous and criminal. However, few studies have attempted to understand their lived experiences. After spending four years with a group of young British Pakistani Muslim men who were accused of criminal acts, Qasim gained unique first-hand insight into their multifaceted lives. In this book he unwraps their lives, taking into account their socioeconomic situation, the make-up of their community, and the cultural and religious influences which impacted on them and their involvement in crime. He explores their identities and explains what role, if any, religion and Pakistani culture play in their criminal behavior. With a focus on the apparent link with gun crime and drug dealing, this important book exposes the complex nature of the young men’s pathways into crime.
Number of Pages: 186
Genre: Religion + Beliefs, Social Science
Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
Author: Mohammed Qasim
Street Date: May 15, 2018
Item Number (DPCI): 248-65-3271
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