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Gang Membership and Knife Carrying: Findings from The Edinburgh Study of Youth Transitions and Crime

DescriptionResearch looking at the nature and extent of youth gang activity and knife carrying based on data collected by the Edinburgh Study of Youth Transitions, and recommendations for policy interventions.
ISBN978 0 755995974
Official Print Publication DateSeptember 2010
Website Publication DateSeptember 10, 2010

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ISBN 978 0 7559 9597 4 (Web only publication)
ISSN 0950 2254
DPPAS 10633

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This Report is accompanied by a Research Finding

Susan McVie, (University of Edinburgh)
The Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research

Scottish Government Social Research
2010

CONTENTS

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1 INTRODUCTION
BACKGROUND TO THE RESEARCH
STRUCTURE AND CONTENTS OF THE REPORT
LIMITATIONS OF THE DATA

2 THE EDINBURGH STUDY OF YOUTH TRANSITIONS AND CRIME ( ESYTC)
AIMS OF THE STUDY
RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHOD
QUESTIONNAIRE DESIGN
PREVIOUS FINDINGS FROM THE ESYTC

3 KNIFE CARRYING AMONGST THE ESYTC COHORT
EXTENT AND NATURE OF KNIFE CARRYING
PROFILE OF KNIFE CARRIERS
RISK FACTORS FOR KNIFE CARRYING

4 GANG MEMBERSHIP AMONGST THE ESYTC COHORT
EXTENT AND NATURE OF GANG MEMBERSHIP
PROFILE OF GANG MEMBERS
RISK FACTORS FOR GANG MEMBERSHIP

5 CONCLUSIONS AND POLICY IMPLICATIONS

BIBLIOGRAPHY

The views expressed in this report are those of the researcher and
do not necessarily represent those of the Department or Scottish Ministers.

This report is available on the Scottish Government Social Research website only
www.scotland.gov.uk/socialresearch.