An introduction to gangs and serious youth violence in the United Kingdom

Densley, James, Deuchar, Ross and Harding, Simon (2020) An introduction to gangs and serious youth violence in the United Kingdom. Youth Justice. ISSN 1473-2254

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This article introduces the special issue on UK gangs and youth violence. Written to coincide with the
launch of the National Centre for Gang Research at the University of West London, this collection adds
the voices of academics who have spent years researching serious violence to a conversation dominated
by policymakers and media commentators. The authors examine trends in youth violence and offer a brief
history of UK gang research before previewing the contribution of the seven empirical articles dealing with
police gang databases, knife crime, county lines drug dealing, contextual safeguarding, offender mental health,
gang disengagement and criminal desistance.

Item Type: Article
Identifier: 10.1177/1473225420902848
Additional Information: Copyright © 2020, © SAGE Publications. Under SAGE's Green Open Access policy, the Accepted Version of the article may be posted in the author's institutional repository and reuse is restricted to non-commercial and no derivative uses.
Keywords: street gangs, evolution, shift, violence
Subjects: Law and criminal justice > Criminal justice > Criminology
Social sciences > Sociology of deviance
Depositing User: Simon Harding
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2020 22:00
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 07:12


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