Gangs in Global Perspective

  • Ross Deuchar


In this opening chapter, I provide an account of the professional journey that led me to write this book. I make it clear that the focus of the book is on exploring and examining the relationship between masculinity, gang disengagement, desistance and spirituality, and provide an overview of the research methods I used and the book’s chapters and their content. Towards the end of the chapter, I briefly outline why I believe the book’s content makes a special contribution to the field of Criminology, and to gangs research in particular.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Interdisciplinary Research Unit on Crime, Policing and Social Justice, School of EducationUniversity of the West of ScotlandAyrUK

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