By Roy Shaw
Roy Shaw is the last word hardman. He has cult prestige and instructions a recognize that few, even within the violent international he strikes in, can equivalent. To him, violence is just an authorised a part of his career. He doesn't exaggerate it, he can't excuse it and he refuses to ask for forgiveness for it. His identify could suggest not anything to you—he's no actor, no showman, no wannabe star. He does, even though, reside by way of a cruel code, and even though he won't have cloven hooves and a tail, if he is going after anyone, all hell comes with him.
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10 A further complication in this regard arises because some crimes become known to the police only if a victim complains, while other offences become known by direct observation on the part of the police. Cases of drunken driving, for example, usually get into police records only if observed by a policeman, while cases of burglary usually become known to the police as a result of a report by the victim. The ratio of offences committed to offences known probably is greater for those offences that get into police records only when observed by the police than for those which get into the reports as a result of complaints by victims.
63--65. 36 INTRODUCTION TO THE THEORY and sometimes as "forgery," making it impossible to get a close estimate of the amount of variation in time of anyone of these offences. 12 Fifth, when comparisons are made, the mere number of crimes known to the police is not sufficient. What is needed is statements of rates-the number of crimes in proportion to the number of population or in proportion to some other base. But determination of this base is sometimes almost as difficult as determination of the crime ratio itself.