Preventive interventions to reduce youth involvement in gangs and gang crime in low- and middle-income countries: A Systematic Review

Higginson, Angela, Benier, Kathryn, Shenderovich, Yulia, Bedford, Laura, Mazerolle, Lorraine, & Murray, Joseph (2015) Preventive interventions to reduce youth involvement in gangs and gang crime in low- and middle-income countries: A Systematic Review. Campbell Systematic Reviews, 11(18).

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Abstract

BACKGROUND

Youth gangs are frequently associated with high levels of crime and violence in low- and middle-income countries – creating fear, reducing social cohesion, costing billions of dollars in harm and many thousands of lives diverted to criminality. However, youth gangs are also seen to fill a void, as a means of overcoming extreme disadvantage and marginalization. Preventive interventions focus on capacity building and social prevention, and are designed to work proactively to stop crime before it occurs, either by preventing youth from joining gangs or by reducing recidivism by rehabilitating gang members outside of the criminal justice system. By addressing the causes of youth gang membership, these interventions seek to reduce or prevent gang violence...

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ID Code: 97585
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: gang crime, youth crime
ISSN: 1891-1803
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > CRIMINOLOGY (160200)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Crime & Justice Research Centre
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Justice
Copyright Owner: Copyright Higginson et al.
Copyright Statement: This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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Last Modified: 24 Jul 2016 23:23

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