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Gangs and transnationalisation


White, R, Gangs and transnationalisation, Youth in Crisis? 'Gangs', 'territoriality and violence, Routledge, B Goldson (ed), London, pp. 198-214. ISBN 9781843927525 (2011) [Research Book Chapter]

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Few issues attract greater concern and censure than those that surround youth 'gangs'. Paradoxically, youth researchers have conventionally been reluctant to even use the term 'gang' but, more recently, such reluctance has receded. Indeed, it is increasingly claimed that – in particular urban 'territories' – youth gangs are commonplace, some young people are deeply immersed in violence and the carrying and use of weapons (particularly knives and firearms) is routine. Comprizing a series of essays from leading national and international researchers, this book subjects such claims to rigorous critical scrutiny. It provides a challenging and authoritative account of complex questions pertaining to urban youth identities, crime and social order. This book: •locates the question of 'gangs' in both historical and contemporary contexts •engages a spectrum of theoretical perspectives and analytical positions •presents and analyzes cutting-edge empirical research •addresses a range of previously neglected questions, including those pertaining to girls, young women and 'gangs'. Youth in Crisis? provides a vital resource for researchers, educators, policy-makers and practitioners with an interest in key questions facing criminology, sociology and social policy

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Criminology
Research Field:Criminology not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Other law, politics and community services
Objective Field:Other law, politics and community services not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:White, R (Professor Rob White)
ID Code:76251
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:Sociology and Social Work
Deposited On:2012-03-02
Last Modified:2017-12-14
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