A study shows that some Cape Town gangsters choose to stand alone, preferring their independence to taking orders from a gang boss.
Gun violence has killed hundreds of Americans, including kids, this summer. There are proven ways to bring peace to city streets, says an expert in violence prevention – but someone has to pay for it.
Even after becoming an 'ex', former gang members must still negotiate gang associations and activities in the communities they remain in.
Rivalries will have been bred, birthed and nursed during lockdown, just as they are on the street.
Young black men are often viewed through a criminal lens. A new book based on an 11-year-long study of adolescent men in a South African township upends the stereotypes.
El Salvador is arresting thousands of people for violating its COVID-19 quarantine, further packing a 'hellish' penal system once described as a 'petri dish' for infectious disease.
Gangs are still a significant reality in US prisons. But most inmates say that their power has been watered down, and they no longer rule facilities with an iron fist.
When prosecutors introduce lyrics, they're asking juries to suspend the distinction between author and narrator, reality and fiction, and to read them as literal confessions of guilt.
Faced with cutbacks to youth services and limited opportunities, risk-taking behaviour can, for some, become highly alluring.
Conservative Alejandro Giammattei beat former first lady Sandra Torres with 60% of the vote. But turnout was the lowest in Guatemala's modern history, in apparent protest of both candidates.
Given the framework within which removals under the Group Areas Act took place in Cape Town, a social disaster was inevitable.
Suggestions that the Camorra has been usurped are exaggerated.
Being part of a gang may increase the chance of dying young, but when gang members leave their old lives behind, they can find that their street smarts come in handy.
Gentrification happens when attempts to build bridges between disenfranchised people and their better-off peers go awry – but it doesn't have to be this way.
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.