Dr Rob Hornsby


Dr Rob Hornsby has researched and published on organised criminal groups (OCGs)/individuals and has interests in a range of illicit markets/entry and manoeuvre in and between OC and OCGs. His current research is focused upon the use and market of illegal firearms. Recent publications include:

Hornsby, R. and Hobbs, D. (2020) ‘Commercial Armed Robbery’ in The Oxford Research Encyclopaedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Oxford: Oxford University Press

Hornsby, R., Harvey, J., Booth, D. (2017) ‘Trafficked, smuggled or exploited: Ignore the labels, they all involve abuse’.

‘The Many Faces of Crime for Profit and Ways of Tackling It’. van Duyne, P., Harvey, J., Antonopoulos, G. & von Lampe, K. (eds.). Oisterwijk, Netherlands: Wolf Legal Publishers, p. 325-348

Harvey, J. and Hornsby, R. (2016) ‘The Criminal Entrepreneur: a case study of an organised criminal family’ in Narratives on organised crime in Europe: criminals, corrupters & policy.

van Duyne, P., Scheinost, M., Antonopoulos, G. & Harvey, J. (eds.). Nijmegen: Wolf Legal, p. 167-192

Harvey, J., Hornsby, R. & Sattar, Z. (2015) ‘Disjointed Service: An English Case Study of Multi-Agency Provision in Tackling Child Trafficking’. British Journal of Criminology. 55, 3, p. 494-513.

Antonopoulos, GA., Hobbs, D. and Hornsby, R., (2011). A Soundtrack to (illegal) Entrepreneurship: Pirated CD/DVD Selling in a Greek Provincial City. British Journal of Criminology. 51 (5), 804-822