Revista INFAD 2012


Nº1, Vol. 1, pp. 383-392 doi:  en trámite
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Bandas juveniles violentas en España

Florencio Vicente Castro / María Luisa Pérez Ruíz / Virgilio García Aparicio
/ María Gordillo Gordillo / Pablo Antonio Gallego Meseguer.  pp. 383-392


This paper presents a qualitative study developed by the University of Extremadura as a member of the European Project: ITACA. European society expressed concern and fear of the phenomenon of violence and criminality exercised by minors and young adults. In Europe there are not many studies or quantitative data that report on measures and characteristics of the phenomenon of juvenile gangs at the European level, for this reason, open the investigation to other countries makes it possible to visualize a real problem that is spread different levels and realities.
The presence of this phenomenon in Spanish territory, has involved an analysis of the national context in terms of its definition, origin, composition and characteristics of juvenile groups in Spain, as a starting point for understanding and treatment, and in the search for an intervention good practices to reduce their risks.
Keywords: bands, violence, delinquency, youth, gangs.

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