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Hoods: The Gangs of Nottingham - A Study in Organized Crime

4.07  ·  Rating Details ·  28 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published December 4th 2008 by Milo Books (first published January 1st 2006)
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Anita
Aug 05, 2011 Anita rated it liked it
This is a book based on research into a particular area of crime in Nottingham, drugs. It involved highlighting the crime in inner city Nottingham and surrounding areas. It names gangs and members that were involved in such crimes which unfortunatley led to to the murder of two innocent people whereby the culprits are still serving a prison service. This was a high profile case because this couple lacked the protection from the police. There were many more murders, which are normal people who ...more
Jasmine
Mar 01, 2013 Jasmine rated it really liked it
Hoods is an in depth account of the most notorious crimes committed in Nottingham's history during the pandemic of shootings in the first decade of the new millennium; it also explains the origins of gang culture within the city which led to it receiving the moniker, "Shottingham."

This book provides insight into the lives of hardened gangsters and the luxurious lifestyle it afforded albeit financed by "blood" money; the deception, pawns used for financial gain and boost in status, cruel and call
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James Dennett
Apr 24, 2014 James Dennett rated it liked it
Hoods is like a dramatized documentary - and as such you get the facts with some bright lights thrown in to keep the pace and interest. It does what is does well. Fascinating story and as a resident in Nottingham it highlights how many of the areas affected by the drug wars are still struggling and why.
Well worth a read.
Miki sytner
Apr 06, 2009 Miki sytner rated it it was amazing
This is a great read even if you know nothing about Nottingham. It has got everything in it dodgy cops, villians, drug smugglers, murders, shootings and reads like a script from a movie only it was all for real
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An interesting Sunday broadsheet article massively over extended to make a book. Good journalism, poor analysis.
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cracking book which delves into the murky underworld of Nottingham and police corruption
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