The British Hitman: 1974–2013

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Donal MacIntyre

Birmingham City University

David Wilson

Birmingham City University - School of Law

Elizabeth Yardley

Birmingham City University

Liam Brolan

Birmingham City University

Date Written: September 2014

Abstract

This exploratory article presents a typology of British ‘hitmen’ as identified within newspaper reports about contract killing. Demographic and criminological data related to these hitmen and their victims are analysed and, on the basis of this analysis, a typology of British hitmen is developed. Our typology suggests that British hitmen are: ‘Novices’; ‘Dilettantes’; ‘Journeymen’; or ‘Masters’. It is hoped that this typology will be of use to law enforcement.

Keywords: hitman/hitmen, contract killing, Britain, typology

Suggested Citation

MacIntyre, Donal and Wilson, David and Yardley, Elizabeth and Brolan, Liam, The British Hitman: 1974–2013 (September 2014). The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, Vol. 53, Issue 4, pp. 325-340, 2014, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2476663 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/hojo.12063

Donal MacIntyre (Contact Author)

Birmingham City University

School of Social Sciences
City North Campus
Birmingham, B42 2SU
United Kingdom

David Wilson

Birmingham City University - School of Law ( email )

Birmingham
United Kingdom

Elizabeth Yardley

Birmingham City University

No Address Available

Liam Brolan

Birmingham City University

School of Social Sciences
City North Campus
Birmingham, B42 2SU
United Kingdom

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