Youth in a world of gangs

Authored by: John M. Hagedorn

Routledge Handbook of Youth and Young Adulthood

Print publication date:  September  2016
Online publication date:  October  2016

Print ISBN: 9781138804357
eBook ISBN: 9781315753058
Adobe ISBN: 9781317619895

10.4324/9781315753058.ch50

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Abstract

Gangs are a reality for youth in every corner of the globe. But while gang research has been largely concentrated in the United States and lately in Europe, the overwhelming majority of organized or semi-organized street youth hang out in the shanty towns, townships, barrios, and favelas of Africa, Latin America, and Asia. This vast number of gangs, street children, militias, crews, sets, cartels, child soldiers, and the like present a challenge to how we understand the problems of youth.

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