The Role Of The Family In Facilitating Gang Membership, Criminality And Exit

This report, prepared for Catch22 by London Metropolitan University, explores the role of the family in a young person’s decision to join a gang. The report found that families of gang-involved young people suffer a major source of stress and that the decision to join a gang is due to a broad range of issues, such as having ‘gang’-involved relatives, fatherlessness, domestic violence and parental neglect. Leadership Briefing 8.01 (85)

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