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Responding to youth gangs in England: a public health model?

Responding to youth gangs in England: a public health model? PurposeThe purpose of this paper is to consider youth gangs and county lines with reference to the current drive for a public health response to these issues.Design/methodology/approachThis viewpoint paper traces the development of gang and serious youth violence responses in England, exploring the shift from a punitive to safeguarding response to young people affected by these issues.FindingsDrawing on the learning from both Scotland and the USA, this paper considers the relevance of a public health model to responding to youth gangs and county lines, highlighting the key facets of such an approach.Originality/valueThis paper provides a historical context to the issues surrounding previous responses to youth gangs and goes on to consider the practicalities and relevance of a public health model response. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Children's Services Emerald Publishing

Responding to youth gangs in England: a public health model?

Journal of Children's Services , Volume 14 (2): 7 – Jun 6, 2019

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
1746-6660
DOI
10.1108/JCS-02-2019-0010
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Abstract

PurposeThe purpose of this paper is to consider youth gangs and county lines with reference to the current drive for a public health response to these issues.Design/methodology/approachThis viewpoint paper traces the development of gang and serious youth violence responses in England, exploring the shift from a punitive to safeguarding response to young people affected by these issues.FindingsDrawing on the learning from both Scotland and the USA, this paper considers the relevance of a public health model to responding to youth gangs and county lines, highlighting the key facets of such an approach.Originality/valueThis paper provides a historical context to the issues surrounding previous responses to youth gangs and goes on to consider the practicalities and relevance of a public health model response.

Journal

Journal of Children's ServicesEmerald Publishing

Published: Jun 6, 2019

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