Thousands of Central American migrants are trying to cross the U.S. southern border. One scholar followed their paths to find out why they make the dangerous, sometimes deadly, journey.
View from an expert in criminal justice – who also lives in one of the UK's most deprived areas.
Imaginaries of gangs as inherent forms of brutal anarchy promote particular political agendas and obscure the ways gangs can reveal the underlying dynamics of the contexts within which they emerge.
A round up of evidence-based views on the knife crime epidemic – including what action is really needed to prevent more young lives being lost.
Previous policies aimed at ending gangs and youth violence have failed. The government should avoid the same mistakes.
Somali community leaders should help to foster links with their traditional culture.
Thirty-seven-year-old Nayib Bukele is the first modern president who doesn't represent either of El Salvador's two mainstream parties. Can he fix what ails this troubled Central American country?
Law enforcement's historical tendency to treat crimes committed by white power groups as isolated incidents has allowed them to flourish.
Teenagers become indentured to drug dealers after owing them money for weed, creating a hierarchy of exploitation with the user at the bottom.
Social farms provide health, social and educational care to disadvantaged young people.
How city and state governments identify and keep records of suspected gang members can be problematic. Good data are essential to addressing violent crime across the US.
West London group 1011 music group have been banned from making music without police permission.
When big data is used for police profiling and surveillance, it puts human rights on the line.
Trump justice officials portray the Salvadoran gang MS-13 as a powerful drug cartel staffed with criminal undocumented immigrants. That's a dangerous mistake if you actually want to prevent violence.
Stabbing deaths among young people are at an eight-year high – and the government is not doing anything effective to solve it.
Being the victim of trauma can trigger the onset of PTSD. But so can being violent against others – which means young people in gangs risk deep psychological scars.
Young people from poor backgrounds are being radicalised by criminal gangs.
Corruption, not gang warfare, is the root cause of the record violence in El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala. Until public officials stop shielding criminal groups like MS-13, lawlessness will reign.
On the eve of its departure from Haiti after a 13-year stabilization effort, the UN faces accusations that its troops used excessive force to fight gangs, killing innocent bystanders.
It's too easy to blame gang culture.