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Factors associated with youth gang membership in low‐ and middle‐income countries: a systematic review

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posted on 2018-12-01, 00:00 authored by Angela Higginson, Kathryn Benier, Yulia Shenderovich, Laura Bedford, Lorraine Mazerolle, Joseph Murray
This Campbell systematic review examines the predictors of youth gang membership in low‐ and middle‐income countries. The review summarises findings from eight reports from five countries and the Caribbean region. The lack of available evidence limits the extent to which clear conclusions can be drawn about the factors associated with youth gang membership. The review is based on a very small number of studies, and has significant limitations in coverage. The limited evidence of the correlates of youth gang membership suggests factors that may drive gang membership and suggests areas where interventions may prove promising in the family, school, and community domains, as well as provide a starting point for future studies.

History

Journal

Campbell systematic reviews

Volume

14

Pagination

1-128

Location

Chichester, Eng.

Open access

  • Yes

ISSN

1891-1803

eISSN

1891-1803

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Issue

1

Publisher

Wiley