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Young, Muslim and Criminal: Experiences, Identities and Pathways into Crime

Mohammed Qasim


In recent years there has been significant negative attention towards young British male Muslims, who are perceived to be increasingly dangerous and criminal. However, very little is known about those who offend, as few studies have attempted to understand their lived experience. After spending four years with a group of young British Pakistani Muslim men who were involved in a range of offending behaviours, the author of this book gained unique first-hand insight into their multifaceted lives. The book unwraps their lives, taking into account their socio-economic situation, the make-up of the ... More

Keywords: British male Muslims, British Pakistani Muslim men, British Pakistani men, offending, socio-economics, Muslim community, religion, Pakistani culture, criminal behaviour, crime

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781447341482
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447341482.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mohammed Qasim, author
Leeds Beckett University