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Gangs Revisited: What's a Gang and What's Race Got to Do with It?

Politics and Policy into Practice

Ian Joseph and Antony Gunter

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In this paper, which is part of Runnymede's Perspectives series,Ian Joseph and Antony Gunter critically assess the substantive ideas that have developed in recent times on serious youth (‘gang-related’) violence in the UK, and examine how race and ethnicity – with reference to black male youth – has largely been down-played by policy makers and academics and hysterically overplayed by the media.

The paper also includes a chapter by Simon Hallsworth and Tara Young: On Gangs and Race: A Rejoinder to Joseph and Gunter and additional material on 'What Young People Say' by Femi Adekunle


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