Getting to Grips with Gangs – Covering County Lines, Joint Enterprise, The 3Rs Of Gang Membership, The Postcode Trap and Much more by Letise Sampson is a 2020 Dreams publication focused on raising awareness about the gang culture in the UK.
With children as young as 13 being stabbed, dozens of young men and women losing their lives, violent turf wars springing up over social media insults and county lines drug trafficking spreading out into rural areas, the gang culture in the UK is of deep concern to anyone who cares about the future of our children and the health of our communities.
Before we can tackle the gang problem effectively, we need to understand as much as we can about it. Where do gangs recruit their members? Why do some young people join gangs and others don’t? What do gangs do and how are they structured? What interventions have been shown to reduce gang activity?
The more we understand, the more effective we can be when designing programmes, forming community groups and talking to young people themselves.
‘Getting to Grips with Gangs,’ will equip readers with up to date information, research findings and the details of various anti-gang strategies.
All 2020 Rising publications are also designed to be hands-on and practical. Teachers and parents will find plenty of activities, discussion points and real life case studies (both uplifting and harrowing) to help them to engage with their students and children.
- UK gang fashion
- Working together to tackle gangs
- The impact of poor mental health
- Social interventions
- Initiation and grooming by elders and peers
- Drug trafficking and county lines operations
- Defining a gang
- The 3 R’s of gang life: reputation, respect and retaliation
- The influence of social media, music and gaming
- Joint Enterprise convictions
- Getting out of gangs (for parents and young gang members)
- Community mobilisation
- Suppression tactics: do they work?
- The postcode trap
- Sexual exploitation in UK Gangs
This in-depth resource is a valuable addition to any gang awareness program you may be running in your school, youth institution or community group.
Download a free sample copy here >> Getting To Grips With Gangs