Comparative research on gang dynamics
While gangs exist in every society, research shows that they can be significantly different as regards their make-up, dynamics and impact. The EU-funded GANGS project will develop a systematic comparative research of global gang dynamics to increase our understanding of the reasons behind the emergence of gangs and their evolution, as well as how they are embedded within different types of urban configuration. The project will also explore the pull factors that lead some people to join gangs, and how being a gang member impacts on their life trajectories. The project is based on original collaborative ethnographic research in multiple locations that focuses simultaneously on gangs, gangsters and ganglands to study the interactions between groups, individuals and contextual factors.
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