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UnleashedThe phenomena of status dogs and weapon dogs$
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Simon Harding

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9781447300274

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2013

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447300274.001.0001

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(p.1) Introduction

Simon Harding

Policy Press

The introduction examines the use of status dogs as weapons in the murder, using a pitbull dog, of 16 yr old Seyi Ogunyemi in Lambeth in 2009. DNA from one dog was used to track and arrest the owner, a local gang member. This high profile case illustrates the use of certain dogs as weapons by violent street gangs. The issue of status dogs is introduced as a new issue for social policy and community safety. The introduction sets out the structure of the book.

Keywords:   Pitbull, Murder, DNA, Status dog, Gangs, Lambeth

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