VICE: Inside the Hip-Hop Record Store Run by Undercover Cops

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Period21 Nov 2022

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  • TitleInside the Hip-Hop Record Store Run by Undercover Cops
    Media name/outletVice
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Description“In the era of austerity, £10 million of taxpayers’ money has been wasted on initiatives that have not been described or evaluated,” say researchers Juanjo Medina and Jon Shute, who are respectively senior lecturers at the Centre for Criminological and Socio-Legal Research at the University of Manchester and in the Department of Criminology at the University of Manchester. “Grandiose success claims are made despite precisely no evidence of understanding or achievement.” While Operation Peyzac was not a Trident operation, there are questions around the effectiveness of such operations in countering organised and gang crime. 
    PersonsJuanjo Medina, Jonathan Shute


  • policing
  • criminology