Gangland Australia

Gangland Australia : Colonial Criminals to the Carlton Crew

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Gangland Australia details the exploits of an unforgettable cast of villains, crooks and mobsters who have made up the criminal and gangland scene in Australia. Tracing the developments in and the shifting dynamics of Australia's criminal underworld from the early 1800s until the Melbourne gangland killings of recent years, this is compulsive reading. Meticulously researched, Gangland Australia follows the rise and fall of Australia's talented conmen, standover men, brothel keepers, club owners, robbers, ethnic minority crime figures, bikers, drug dealers and contract killers to illustrate how small-time operations have become financially solvent criminal corporations with international links. It also examines the role of police, politicians and lawyers who have helped and hindered the growth of criminal empires. Vivid and explosive, Gangland Australia is a fascinating survey of Australian criminal activity over nearly two more

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  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 36mm | 399.16g
  • Melbourne University Press
  • Victory Books
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 052285737X
  • 9780522857375
  • 474,757

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"Here are extraordinary snippets of Australian criminal history . . . an illuminating read." "--Sydney Morning Herald"show more

About James Morton

James Morton, a former defence lawyer in England, is one of Britain's leading experts on crime, and the author of more than twenty books including his best-selling Gangland series. Susanna Lobez is an actor-turned-barrister-turned-broadcaster. She has been an ABC specialist legal broadcaster on The Law Report (radio) and Law Matters (TV). She has written feature articles for The Age and columns for the Sunday Herald Sunshow more

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