Policy brief: Youth Gangs - Preventing Gang Membership



This policy brief is the second in a series of three policy briefs about youth gangs looks at preventive social policy measures to reduce juvenile delinquency and gang crime. It examines the role of control agencies such as family, school, and peers in the community. Three examples for prevention strategies will be presented from Austria, the Netherlands and New Zealand. Taken together, these strategies make up important corner stones in a social welfare approach to prevent gang crime.