Acknowledgements Abbreviations Preface: By Marie Smyth 1. Introduction To The Conflict In Northern Ireland 2. Researching The UDA 3. The UDA/UFF: History, Organisation And Structure 4. Phase One: Beginnings. The UDA's Chaotic Sectarian War 5. Phase Two: The 1980s UDA/UFF - From Infiltration To Re-Organisation 6. Phase Three: The Mid 1980s Travelling Gunmen And The Selective Strategy 7. Phase Four: The 1990s The Selective Strategy And Retaliatory Sectarian Murder 8. Phase Five: The Shankill Bomb And The Greysteel Massacre Conclusion Bibliography
Colin Crawford formerly worked as a Probation Officer in the Maze prison. He now lectures in Applied Social Studies at the University of Ulster. He is the author of Defenders or Criminals: Loyalist Prisoners and Criminalisation (Blackstaff, 1999) and Inside the UDA (Pluto, 2003).
"Colin Crawford's book is certainly to be welcomed ... As a probation officer who works with former loyalist prisoners, Crawford was almost uniquely placed to produce an 'ethnography' on loyalism, in which sections of the UDA describe themselves and their actions, in their own words." Roger Cottrell, Lobster 4