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Gangs, Guns and Knives

Gangs, Guns and Knives

Activities and Lesson Plans to Raise Awareness with Young People Aged 14-19 about the Risks and Realities of Gang-Related Crime

Vanessa Rogers

Quick Overview

A collection of activities for those working with young people aged 14-19 to build awareness of the risks of gangs and related crime. The book covers topics including risk taking, peer pressure, knife and gun crime, county lines and anger and violence, whilst encouraging young people to build assertiveness and make healthy and safe choices.
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Paperback / softback
2021, 11.69in x 8.27in / 297mm x 210mm, 176pp
ISBN: 9781787750883

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This is an essential handbook for youth workers, teachers, social workers and youth justice practitioners working with young people to raise awareness about the risks and realities of gangs and gang-related crime.

Each activity offers a different learning experience including quizzes, worksheets, games and interactive activities. The book explores peer pressure, loyalty and personal responsibility as well the impact that violent crime can have on individuals, family, community and wider society. It also considers the ethical and moral dilemmas of gang life, serious youth violence and crime and the potential consequences of gang membership and carrying a weapon.

Written by a renowned youth worker and trainer, this essential book helps young people to separate myth from fact, build assertiveness and develop the skills to make safe choices.


By (author): Vanessa Rogers