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by James Densley and Robert McLean
17th January 2022

The sudden death of US actor Michael K. Williams in September 2021 had many criminologists like us reminiscing about his acclaimed performance as notorious stick-up man Omar Little on The Wire. With his scarred face and sawed-off shotgun, Omar stalked street-level drug dealers and robbed drugs stash houses, whistling ‘The Farmer in the Dell’ as he went. But Omar w