"The Underworld" charts the history of professional and organised crime in Britain from the post-war period to the present day. The author, Duncan Campbell, examines the evolution of criminals and their crimes and investigates how the wartime petty criminal, who ran black markets and fiddled rations, became the flash racketeer of Soho in London. How did the once small-time villain become the Hollywood gangster-style hood of the 1950s, armed with razors and handguns? And how did these hoods evolve into the business criminals ...

The Underworld 1996, Penguin Books Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780140257441

Revised edition

Mass-market paperback

The Underworld 1994, BBC Books, London

ISBN-13: 9780563367932

Trade paperback