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‘Robbery careers’: desistance attempts

Daniel Briggs (London South Bank University)

Safer Communities

ISSN: 1757-8043

Article publication date: 1 July 2008



Much attention has focused on the motivation for robbery and robbery in different contexts, but an understanding of young robbery careers in an urban setting, and the pathways connected to it, have remained absent from the literature. In this paper, I give four case studies of street robbery careers highlighting key turning points and pathways into and out of street robbery and gangs. I will show how robbery, gang affiliation and participation in ‘street culture’ have implications for progression through robbery careers into other criminal activities.



Briggs, D. (2008), "‘Robbery careers’: desistance attempts", Safer Communities, Vol. 7 No. 3, pp. 27-34.



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