Gang violence in Britain

10 August 2007

Two fascinating pieces in the Guardian about gang culture, which appear to suggest it’s so much the break-up of the family that’s the problem with gang violence but that many youths get dragged into violence by their families. The older generation of yobs are inducting the younger ones into their ways.

The report on the shootings that have blighted are our city streets in the past year is here:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/gallery/2007/aug/02/crime1?picture=330321757

While Chuka Umunna, who is a trustee of the 409 Project charity and editor of the online political magazine TMP, writes an excellent piece about the issues involved.
http://society.guardian.co.uk/youthjustice/story/0,,2144836,00.html info@tmponline.org

At the heart of what he says is something I highlighted in Yob Nation: the link between poor literacy and yobbery. Giving all of our children a decent education is the only real answer.’

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