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Young, Muslim and CriminalExperiences, Identities and Pathways into Crime$
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Mohammed Qasim

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781447341482

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447341482.001.0001

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The Boys, their identities and dynamics

The Boys, their identities and dynamics

(p.41) Three The Boys, their identities and dynamics
Young, Muslim and Criminal

Mohammed Qasim

Policy Press

This chapter analyses the identity, substructures, and dynamics of the group of young men known as The Boys. A picture of the young men is presented by examining their personalities and traits in detail. The chapter describes each of The Boys' behaviours and personalities, as well as their time at school, and how their offending started when they were still students. As The Boys left their teen years behind, their offending gradually changed. From what was once regarded as petty crime, they moved onto more serious crime, their prime motivation for offending now being financial gain. The chapter details the reasons behind this transformation.

Keywords:   The Boys, identity, behaviours, personalities, teen years, petty crime, serious crime, financial gain

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