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Bullying and gangs


White, R and Mason, R, Bullying and gangs, Bullying a Public Health Concern, Nova Science Publishers, Jorge C. Srabstein and Joav Merr (ed), New York, pp. 119-128. ISBN 9781626185883 (2013) [Research Book Chapter]

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Although bullying is associated with gangs, questions arise as to whether bullying, as such, takes place within gangs. In this chapter we will 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. We will talk about young men between 12 and 25 years of age and review relevant literature with a view to tlleolising the natme of the relationship between bullying and violence within a youth gang context. 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. 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 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:Justice and the law
Objective Field:Justice and the law not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:White, R (Professor Rob White)
ID Code:86265
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2013-09-02
Last Modified:2014-08-13

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