Criminal and sexual exploitation in County Lines: voices from affected communities

Andell, Paul (2023) Criminal and sexual exploitation in County Lines: voices from affected communities. In: The Palgrave handbook of youth gangs in the UK. Springer Nature, Cham, Switzerland, pp. 615-641. ISBN 9783030996581

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Voices from gang-affected communities, Paul Andell observes that although, as the Children’s Society Look Closer campaign, (2021) notes, everyone has a role to play in protecting children and vulnerable young people from abuse and exploitation, statutory partnerships like Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hubs and Crime and Disorder Partnerships have been slow to implement relevant interventions. Sometimes, he writes, their efforts are not helped by the growing numbers of ‘gang experts ’who frame interventions on the basis of dated understandings of the additional risks faced by socially vulnerable young people in the second decade of the twenty-first century. The chapter presents several case studies to illustrate the realities faced by young people who become associated with drug-dealing gangs.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: criminal exploitation, modern slavery
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Business & Applied Social Science > Department of Applied Social Sciences
Depositing User: David Upson-Dale
Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2023 10:20
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2023 10:20

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