Thursday, 24 March 2011

Useful interview-based report on the psychology of gang violence.

Well done the Home office for daring to actually ASK some incarcerated violent gang criminals what they think, how they see the world, why they are violent, why they were in a gang.  Who gives a damn whether it's right or wrong, what matters is that we UNDERSTAND them.  If you don't know how  machine works, you can't fix it, and if you try, you'll probably break it even worse!  Know thine enemy etc.

For the enlightened, there's nothing surprising in here, but then it's really nice to get backup for your analysis.  I've always wanted to interview prisoners, but the wife won't let me...

Draw your own conclusions for what this means for violence reduction policy, and share this link!

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