Troublesome youth groups, gangs and knife carrying in Scotland

There is limited reliable evidence relating to the nature, form and prevalence of youth ‘gangs’ and knife carrying in Scotland. Recognising these information shortfalls, this research report seeks to provide an overview of what is known about the nature and extent of youth gang activity and knife carrying in a set of case study locations; provide an in-depth account of the structures and activities of youth gangs in these settings; provide an in-depth account of the knife carrying in these settings; and offer a series of recommendations for interventions in these behaviours.
based on this evidence.

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Published: 
2010
Author: 
Jon Bannister
Jon Pickering
Susan Batchelor et al
Publisher: 
Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research (SCCJR)