Youth gang violence and preventative measures in low- and middle-income countries: A systematic review (Part II)
3ie Systematic Review 30, 2016
This review by Higginson and colleagues looks at youth gang violence and preventative measures in low- and middle-income countries. This review assessed the evidence on preventative interventions that focus on increasing social capacity to reduce gang membership or rehabilitate gang members outside of the criminal justice system. The limited number of studies included in the review suggests that the findings identified here should provide a direction for future research, rather than any substantive or generalisable claim to best practice.
This report is the second of a two-part systematic review on the predictors of youth participation in gangs and the effectiveness of interventions to reduce their involvement of youth in them and youth gang-related violence in low- and middle-income countries. This review and the first part, Youth gang membership and violence in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review (Part I) are both available online on the 3ie website.