Policy Brief: Youth Gangs - Preventing Gang Membership

PUBLICATION YEAR

2021

CITATION

Stummvoll, G. (2021). Youth Gangs - Preventing Gang Membership, Policy Brief 2021/13. Vienna: European Centre.

DESCRIPTION

This second policy brief in a series of three about youth gangs looks at preventive social policy measures to reduce juvenile delinquency and gang crime. This policy brief expands on some of the protective factors and looks more closely at 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. These strategies either address young people in schools (primary prevention), or young people who are at risk of getting involved in youth gangs (secondary prevention), or young people who are facing a conviction in institutions of the criminal justice system (tertiary prevention).

PUBLICATION DETAILS

Policy brief