The Gang and Beyond

Interpreting Violent Street Worlds

  • Simon Hallsworth

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Introduction

    1. Simon Hallsworth
      Pages 1-15
  3. Gangland Claims and Gangland Realities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Simon Hallsworth
      Pages 19-42
  4. On Gang Talk and Gang-Talkers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-65
    2. Simon Hallsworth
      Pages 67-86
    3. Simon Hallsworth
      Pages 87-107
  5. Getting Real about Violence

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-109
    2. Simon Hallsworth
      Pages 111-137
    3. Simon Hallsworth
      Pages 138-160
    4. Simon Hallsworth
      Pages 181-197
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 199-215

About this book


This book challenges the widely held conjecture that gangs represent 'the new face of youth crime', repudiating claims which situate the gang at the heart of sexual violence, mass shooting and control of the illegal drugs trade and examining how better we might understand the violence of the street and the organisations that inhabit it.


Gangs street crime violence youth culture crime drugs gang Image logic Moral organization seduction weapons youth

Authors and affiliations

  • Simon Hallsworth
    • 1
  1. 1.University Campus SuffolkUK

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