Palgrave Studies in Risk, Crime and Society

Acid Crime

Context, Motivation and Prevention

Authors: Hopkins, Matt, Neville, Lucy, Sanders, Teela

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  • Draws on a funded research project by the Home Office 
  • Provides a solid overview of acid crimes, contexts and the research literature
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This book provides an authoritative overview of the contemporary phenomenon widely labelled as ‘acid attacks’. Although once thought of as a predominantly ‘gendered crime’, acid and other corrosive substances have been used in a range of violence crimes. This book explores the historical use of corrosives in crime, legal definitions of such attacks, the contexts in which corrosives are used, victim characteristics, offender motivations for carrying and decanting corrosives, and preventative strategies. Data is drawn from the international literature and the analysis of primary data collected in the UK (which is thought to have one of the highest rates of acid attacks in the world) from interviews with over 20 convicted offenders and from police case files relating to over 1,000 crimes involving corrosive substances. This book adds significantly to the international literature on weapons carrying and use, which to date has predominantly focused around the possession and use of guns and knives. 


About the authors

Matt Hopkins is Associate Professor at the School of Criminology, University of Leicester, UK.

Lucy Neville is Lecturer at the School of Criminology, University of Leicester, UK.

Teela Sanders is Professor at the School of Criminology, University of Leicester, UK

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Acid Crime
Book Subtitle
Context, Motivation and Prevention
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Risk, Crime and Society
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-62296-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-62296-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-62295-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 204
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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