Youth Violence in Latin America: Gangs and Juvenile Justice in Perspective

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G. Jones
Springer, Oct 26, 2009 - 234 páginas
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This volume provides a systematic overview of the contemporary Latin American youth violence phenomenon. The authors focus specifically on youth gangs, juvenile justice issues, and applied research concerns, providing a rounded and balanced exploration of this increasingly important topic.
 

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GARETH A. JONES is Senior Lecturer in Development Geography at the London School of Economics and co-editor of The Journal of Latin American Studies. His research interests concern access to land for the urban poor and the cultural politics of landscape meanings in Mexico. He has just completed a three year project on the identities of street involved youth entitled 'Being in Public': The multiple childhoods of Mexican 'street' children which is presently being written up into a book.

DENNIS RODGERS is Senior Research Fellow in the Brooks World Poverty Institute at the University of Manchester, UK, and Visiting Senior Fellow with the Crisis States Research Centre at the London School of Economics. He is a social anthropologist by training, and works on issues of urban development issues in Nicaragua and Argentina. He has carried out extensive participant observation fieldwork on youth gang violence in a Managua slum, as well as organizational ethnography within both municipal government and social movements in Buenos Aires, both of which have resulted in a range of articles and book chapters. He is currently completing a monograph provisionally entitled Gang Rule: Violence and Social Order in Post-Revolutionary Nicaragua.

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