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Troublesome Youth Groups, Gangs and Knife Carrying in Scotland

DescriptionResearch looking at the nature and extent of youth gang activity and knife carrying in Scotland and recommendations for policy interventions.
ISBN978 0 755995981
Official Print Publication DateSeptember 2010
Website Publication DateSeptember 10, 2010

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Jon Bannister, Jon Pickering, Susan Batchelor, Michele Burman, Keith Kintrea (University of Glasgow) and Susan McVie (University of Edinburgh) The Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research

ISBN 978 0 7559 9598 1 (Web only publication)
DPPAS 10636

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This Report is accompanied by a Research Findings

CONTENTS

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
1 TROUBLESOME YOUTH GROUPS, GANGS AND KNIFE CARRYING IN SCOTLAND
2 AGENCY PERSPECTIVES
3 GROUP STRUCTURES AND CHARACTERISTICS
4 ENTRY
5 GROUP ACTIVITIES
6 KNIFE (WEAPON) CARRYING
7 DESISTANCE
8 CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
APPENDIX: VIGNETTE DATA ANALYSIS
BIBLIOGRAPHY

TABLES
Table 1: Data sources on 'youth gangs' in Scotland
Table 2: Data sources on 'knife carrying' in Scotland
Table 3: Numbers of Interviews in each research site

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.