Britain's Bootleggers: Black Markets and Organised Crime in Austerity Britain

Activity: Talk or presentationSeminar

Description

In ‘Britain’s Bootleggers: Black Markets and Organised Crime in Austerity Britain’ Dr Mark Roodhouse questions histories that liken the effect the Second World War had on British crime to that of Prohibition in the US. Did a wartime boom in gambling, prostitution and black marketeering lead to syndication on American lines as criminologists and true crime writers suggest?
Period25 Oct 2017
Held atUniversity of Cambridge, Institute of Criminology, United Kingdom

Keywords

  • Organised crime
  • illegal markets
  • rationing
  • price control
  • Second World War
  • Britain