• Political Science
  • Published 1999

Youth gangs and violence in Latin America and the Caribbean : a literature survey

@inproceedings{Rodgers1999YouthGA,
  title={Youth gangs and violence in Latin America and the Caribbean : a literature survey},
  author={Dennis M. Rodgers},
  year={1999}
}
Youth gangs are among the main features of the new landscape of violence in Latin America and the Caribbean. This paper surveys the literature and identifies possible elements of a conceptual framework through which to analyze Latin American and Caribbean youth gangs and their violence. Five distinct elements stand out from the available information on youth gangs: 1)The majority of youth gangs emerge in the context of urban poverty. 2) Specific local conditions and contexts play an important… CONTINUE READING

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