The Great Train Robbery

In the early hours of the 8th August 1963, train driver Jack Mills began the usual early train journey from
Glasgow to London along the West Coast Main Line, the train carrying a large quantity
for the Royal Mail. For Jack, this would have seemed like a normal day at work,
however at 02:30am, everything would change… resulting in one of the largest
robberies known within the United Kingdom. … Read More The Great Train Robbery

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The Impact of Male Co-Offenders on Female Lovers in Relation to Violent Crime

The gender gap in crime and violence is a fundamental topic in feminist literature, with many pieces of research hypothesising that influences of a ‘loved one’ or ‘partner’ can have equal effects on a male and female within co-offender relationships. But what is known of why women may commit a crime under the influence of… Read More The Impact of Male Co-Offenders on Female Lovers in Relation to Violent Crime

The White House Farm Murders

On the 6/7th August 1985, a horrific multiple murder left the small village of Tolleshunt D’Arcy, Essex fearing for what had become of the quaint area they once lived in. That night, while sleeping soundly in their family farmhouse, Nevill and June Bamber were shot dead, along with their adoptive daughter, Sheila Caffell and Sheila’s two six-year-old twin sons, Daniel and Nicolas. The only person to survive this horrific crime which targeted this family was Jeremy, the Bamber’s adopted son but was this just luck or was the reason for this more sinister? … Read More The White House Farm Murders

The Representation of Youth Identities as Gang Behaviour and / or Criminal Activity Within The British Media

Introduction Throughout history youth gangs have always been mentioned yet little research has been piloted within the UK which explains to a full extent what youth gangs are and their nature. In the 1920’s Thrasher conducted research around the notion of gangs in Chicago offering a rich and profound analysis of US gangs which in… Read More The Representation of Youth Identities as Gang Behaviour and / or Criminal Activity Within The British Media

The Yorkshire Ripper

Growing up in the West Yorkshire town of Halifax, I have always heard stories and sightings of the infamous Yorkshire Ripper. Everyone you speak to who was of an age to remember events at that time will tell me how they think they saw the Yorkshire ripper at the local bonfire, or drinking a pint in the pub down the road but is this true? The crimes committed, starting in the late 1970’s, terrorised England – mostly terrorising women of West Yorkshire who became too afraid to leave their own homes. Just like his predecessor 90 years earlier, the ‘ripper’ cleverly disguised his crimes from the police until eventually the Yorkshire Ripper was captured. … Read More The Yorkshire Ripper

The Murder of Rhys Jones

The summer holidays are meant to be a time for young children to enjoy playing out till late at night, having fun with their friends and being care free for the next six weeks while school is closed. However, in this instance, the summer holidays were not full of bliss. Instead the city of Liverpool was shook by the news of a tragic death fuelled by gangs, turf wars and guns. The senseless killing still shocks the nation 12 years later when eleven year old, football fan Rhys Jones lost his life. … Read More The Murder of Rhys Jones