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Young people and gangs / Santina Perrone and Rob White
Bib ID 2265712
Format BookBook, OnlineOnline
Author
Perrone, Santina
 
Online Versions
Description Canberra : Australian Institute of Criminology, 2000 
1 folded sheet (6 p.) ; 30 cm. 
ISBN 0642241783
Series

Trends & issues in crime and criminal justice no. 167.

Summary

This paper provides an insight into perceptions of, and research into "youth gangs" in Australia today. Among its findings are that American style criminal gangs are not prevalent in this country, although the preconditions for the emergence of such gangs are apparent. The paper shows that by and large the phenomenon of "criminal youth gangs" is largely a media myth. Furthermore, much of the publicised concern over youth gangs is linked to the ethnic background of particular groups of young people, which in turn raises major issues regarding youth opportunities and the policing of youth from selected social backgrounds. While "youth gangs" as such do not constitute a significant social problem, there is nevertheless evidence that young people on the street are engaging in activity that occasionally includes anti-social behaviour, criminal activity and group conflict. To address present and potential "gang" problems a range of social and economic measures as well as community effort, are required.

Notes

Caption title.

"September 2000".

Includes bibliographical references (p. 6).

Also available on the Internet at: http://www.aic.gov.au/publications/tandi/tandi167.html

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APAIS. This database is available on the Informit Online Internet Service: http://www.informit.com.au

Australian Public Affairs - Full Text until December 2013

Subjects Gangs -- Australia.  |  Juvenile delinquents -- Australia.  |  Minority youth -- Australia.
Other authors/contributors White, R. D. (Robert Douglas), 1956-  |  Australian Institute of Criminology

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