White, R and Mason, R, Bullying and gangs, International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health, 24, (1) pp. 57-62. ISSN 0334-0139 (2012) [Refereed Article]
Copyright 2012 Walter de Gruyter
Official URL: http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/ijamh
Background: Although bullying is associated with gangs, questions arise as to whether bullying, as such, takes place within gangs.
Objective: To provide a critical analysis of bullying as this pertains to youth gangs and especially to violence within gangs, and as applied to the behaviour of individual gang members.
Study group: Young men between 12 and 25 years of age.
Methods: Review of relevant literature with a view to theorising the nature of the relationship between bullying and violence within a youth gang context.
Results: Bullying is associated with the reasons why individuals join gangs and with gang-related behaviour, but the violence within a gang is of a different character than that usually described by the term bullying.
Conclusion: Bullying has implications for related and/or subsequent types of street violence, but is less relevant for descriptions of violence within a youth gang context as such.
|Item Type:||Refereed Article|
|Keywords:||bullying, masculinity, rules of engagement, violence, youth gangs|
|Research Division:||Studies in Human Society|
|Research Field:||Criminology not elsewhere classified|
|Objective Division:||Law, Politics and Community Services|
|Objective Group:||Other Law, Politics and Community Services|
|Objective Field:||Law, Politics and Community Services not elsewhere classified|
|Author:||White, R (Professor Rob White)|
|Author:||Mason, R (Mr Ron Mason)|
|Deposited By:||Sociology and Social Work|
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