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0120110725

Written by Gavin Knight.

The reader is Siobhan Redmond.

Journalist Gavin Knight reports from the frontline of Glasgow's ganglands.

This serialisation taken from his new book 'Hood Rat' follows the efforts of Karyn McCluskey recently appointed as head of intelligence at Strathclyde police force.

Karyn is determined to understand the stories behind the horrifying statistics of violent knife crime and murder.

Produced by Jill Waters

A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4.

0220110726

Written by Gavin Knight.

The reader is Siobhan Redmond.

There is anger and a sense of urgency when four young men are murdered in South London in a single weekend.

But that level of crime is normal for Glasgow and instead of anger the reaction is indifference and acceptance.

Karyn McCluskey and her colleague John Carnochan are determined to find a way to break the cycle of violence.

Produced by Jill Waters

A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4.

There is anger and a sense of urgency when four young men are murdered in South London.

0320110727

Written by Gavin Knight.

The reader is Siobhan Redmond

Saturday night in Glasgow and the wasteground around Easterhouse becomes the scene of a regular pitched battle.

The undernourished boys of the estates bolster their fragile sense of self with cheap alcohol, desperate posturing and vicious weapons.

Produced by Jill Waters

A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4.

The waste ground around Easterhouse becomes the scene of a regular pitched battle.

0420110728

Written by Gavin Knight.

The reader is Siobhan Redmond.

Cathy is a social worker in the East End of Glasgow - her clients are mostly young men desperate for love, products of families riddled with domestic abuse and almost all of them had fatherless childhoods.

But even Kenny, one such young man, still clings to hope for the future.

Produced by Jill Waters

A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4.

Cathy is a social worker in the East End of Glasgow.

05 LAST20110729

Written by Gavin Knight.

The reader is Siobhan Redmond.

Discovering an innovative new way of confronting gang crime which has been developed in the US, Karyn McCluskey decides to try it out in Glasgow.

There is scepticism amongst the cops on the street, but Karyn is determined that something has to change.

Produced by Jill Waters

A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4.

Karn discovers an innovative new way of confronting gang crime developed in the US.