Do Socio-economic Factors Influence a Youth’s Likelihood to Engage in Criminal Behaviour and Gang Culture?
Cardiff Metropolitan University
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Gang culture in the United Kingdom is ever increasing and the average age of the gang members is said to have lowered dramatically over recent years. The intensity of crime maintained by gangs is also reported as having augmented to an alarming level (Perpetuity, 2009). In the aftermath of major riots in London in August 2011 it was suggested that poverty and social exclusion were contributing factors of the unrest as many of the rioters lived in areas of high deprivation. The purpose of this study is to determine whether socio-economic factors influence an individual’s likelihood to engage in criminal activity and gang culture.
BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care