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Youth violence in Latin America: gangs and juvenile justice in perspective

Jones, Gareth A. and Rodgers, Dennis (2009) Youth violence in Latin America: gangs and juvenile justice in perspective. Palgrave Macmillan, New York, USA. ISBN 9780230600560

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Abstract

Criminal violence has come dramatically to the forefront in contemporary Latin America, to the extent that it is widely considered the critical social concern of the present. Youth are among the principal victims but also the primary perpetrators of this new panorama of brutality. At the same time, the youth violence phenomenon remains profoundly misunderstood, as sensationalist myths and stereotypes abound. Through the juxtaposition of wide-ranging, cutting-edge studies focusing specifically on the youth gang phenomenon and the dynamics of juvenile justice, this volume provides a balanced and systematic comparative overview of the reality of present-day Latin American youth violence.

Item Type: Book
Official URL: http://us.macmillan.com/
Additional Information: © 2009 The Editors
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Sets: Departments > Geography and Environment
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2009 16:45
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/22974/

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