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This report presents key findings on gang membership and knife carrying amongst a cohort of over 4000 young people based on data collected by the Edinburgh Study of Youth Transitions and Crime (ESYTC). The report provides an account of the knife carrying behaviour and reported gang membership amongst young people between age 12 and 17 and explores the background characteristics or profiles of young people who have carried knives or been involved in a gang. The report highlights that the main risk factors associated with knife carrying and gang membership have some overlap; however, there are also distinct differences which suggest that the aetiology of these two forms of delinquent behaviour is not necessarily shared.
|Publisher||Scottish Government Social Research|
|Commissioning body||Scottish Government|
|Number of pages||50|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|
- gang membership
- Edinburgh study
- knife carrying
- troublesome youth group
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ESYTC: The Edinburgh Study of Youth Transitions and Crime: Criminal Justice Pathways and Desistance from Offending
1/06/09 → 30/09/11
1/07/08 → 31/01/10
1/06/08 → 31/10/09
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Gang Membership, Weapon Carrying and Serious Fighting among Young People: Findings from the Edinburgh Study of Youth Transitions and CrimeMcVie, S. & Levy, L., 2011, (Unpublished).
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