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Rethinking 'Gangs'

Gangs, Youth Violence and Public Policy

Claire Alexander

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This report in the Runnymede Perspectives series finds that attempts to label youth violence as a ‘gang problem' may be stopping the police and youth services from taking effective preventative action. This approach also risks criminalising all young people, especially young black men.

The tragic and disturbing patterns of violence between young people are a legitimate cause for concern, but the attribution of this tragic violence to ‘gangs' obscures more than it illuminates and is stopping effective action being taken to tackle the violence.

Learn more about Runnymede's criminal justice work.

ISBN-13:978-1-9067320-0-4 (print)
EAN: 9781906732004 (print)


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