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Recent years have witnessed growing concern about the existence of youth gangs and the engagement of their members in violent conflict involving knives and other weapons. However, there is limited reliable evidence relating to the nature, form and prevalence of youth ‘gangs’ and knife carrying in Scotland. Based on interviews with agency representatives and young people involved in gangs and knife crime, this research report provides an overview of the nature and extent of youth gang activity and knife carrying in 5 Scottish case study locations. It also reveals a detailed picture of the structures and activities of youth gangs in these settings and offers a series of recommendations for interventions to reduce or prevent such behaviour based on this evidence.
|Number of pages||90|
|Publication status||Published - Sep 2010|
- troublesome youth groups
- knife carrying
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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
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